Effective Cavity Treatments In Oregon City
Welcome back to the blog!
Here we are on December 3rd wondering where 2015 has gone! Still, we are pleased to be your Oregon City, OR dentist, serving your family year after year. Our mission is simple: to keep your mouth clean and your smile looking its best at all times. In fact, let’s just say that this is also our New Year’s resolution for 2016!
Your oral health is important because your overall wellness is, in part, determined by the state of affairs in your mouth. Plus, your smile is the first thing that people will notice about you and base their opinions upon.
As it happens, by the time you are fully grown, you will have 32 permanent teeth. There are four different types of teeth, each with its own unique job to do. Incisors cut food. Canines tear food. Bicuspids crush food. And molars grind food. You have a special job to do too: take care of all 32 teeth, your whole life! You will have to brush, floss, and rinse them daily in order to stay on track.
Fortunately, you are not alone when it comes to oral health. Oregon City Family Dentistry is here to be your partner, and to jump in whenever things go awry. We can engage in restorative dentistry if you ever need to get your health back on the good road. This is what we do whenever decay rears its ugly head.
Never Let Tooth Decay Get Away From You
Cavities are something that most Americans will deal with at some point in their lives. We can tell you that it happens to the best of us, regardless of age or background. That’s why it is so important to be diligent about brushing and flossing your teeth.
When tooth decay first takes hold in your mouth, a barely noticeable hole will develop in the tooth. This hole will continue to grow and gradually eat away at your tooth. Even if you didn’t see it at first, in the end, this hole (aka cavity) will get your attention.
If you are faced with a cavity, you will want to get restorative treatment right away so that you don’t have to endure a root canal or a tooth extraction. If it ever comes to that, we will help you get through it as comfortably as possible, but we’d rather you take the easy way out!
We have an easy way to handle decay!
Dental Fillings Are Our Time Tested Treatment
A simple cavity isn’t the end of the world, and you won’t get any lectures from us.
Just like dentists have done for decades, we can quickly treat the problem and restore your health with dental fillings. This can eliminate the need for more complicated treatment later on.
Fillings have been around for as long as anyone can remember, although they have seen some diversifications in recent years. Silver amalgam, which is a paste composed of mercury along with a few other metals, is what your fillings were made of for the longest time.
This isn’t such a bad thing. Conventional fillings are actually quite effective at preventing your teeth from rotting away. However, in addition to silver and gold fillings, we now also offer mercury-free fillings for our cavity treatments in our dental practice.
These modern fillings are made of a composite resin that allows us to discreetly match your filling to your own unique tooth-color. That means that there won’t be any metallic blemishes on the tops of your teeth to call you out for once having cavities.
Importantly, they are made from a tough and durable material, so they can get you back on track for many years to come.
Either way you go, it is a win-win situation that will keep you smiling!
Take The Next Step!
At Oregon City Family Dentistry, we make treating tooth decay a fast, painless, and subtle process. In the event that you already have a cavity, contact our Oregon City, OR dental office right away to restore your health.
If you need to set an initial exam with our office, call us today at 503-917-0523 or use the online form to schedule a consultation.
We can’t wait to get to work!
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