Cavities are holes in the teeth that are caused by bacteria. Bacteria feed on food particles left in the mouth. As the bacteria break down the starches and carbohydrates in these particles, they release digestive acids. These acids eat away at the tooth enamel and form cavities. Dental cavities make it easier for bacteria to reach inside of the tooth, infecting the nerves and blood vessels that make up the dental pulp. Dr. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel help prevent and treat cavities in Fullerton, CA. They can remove infection and preserve the integrity of the teeth.
Symptoms of Tooth Decay
There are multiple signs of tooth decay to look out for, including:
- Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold
- Brown or white staining on the tooth enamel
- Pain when biting and chewing
- Visible pits in the teeth
Please call our office if you have noticed any of these symptoms. We can help reverse these symptoms and save your teeth from eventual loss.
Treating and Preventing Cavities
Dr. Kush and Krutav Patel provide root canal treatment to remove the infected pulp from within the tooth. Removing the infection and cleaning the inside of the tooth help prevent extraction. After a root canal, Dr. Kush or Krutav Patel will clean the inside of the tooth and seal it off with a dental filling.
Traditional dental fillings are made of amalgamated metal. However, metal fillings are noticeable and do not blend in with the smile. Composite or white fillings are matched to the color of natural teeth. They also provide durability and strength to preserve the tooth.
The best way to prevent decay and cavities is a good oral hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing twice a day helps remove bacteria from the teeth and gums. Patients should also remember to schedule regular dental appointments. At routine appointments, our team can catch dental problems before they develop further.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Have you noticed any of the symptoms of tooth decay? Request a dental consultation with our team on our website. If you are a new patient, call (714) 888-7008. Current patients can call (714) 526-2828. Please let us know if you have any further concerns and we will be happy to help you.