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Are you interested in knowing more about cavities? Whether it’s because you are afraid you have a cavity or you simply want to prevent cavities, our dentist, Dr. Thomas Sims, is happy to help you. The more you know about cavities, the better! Cavities are another name for tooth decay. Tooth decay is a serious dental issue that forms when bacteria produce acid in the mouth and that acid attacks and harms the teeth, creating a hole in the enamel’s surface. It’s best to prevent cavities as much as possible or treat them right away.

The signs that are involved in cavity development include tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks, a toothache that is persistent, and pain when chewing. When you notice these symptoms, it’s important to schedule an appointment at our office as soon as possible. That way you can reduce your risks of having a bigger and more dangerous cavity.

Your dentist can treat your cavity with a variety of different restoration methods, depending on the severity of the cavity. If the cavity is minor, he can repair the tooth with a dental filling. If the cavity is more severe, he can repair the tooth with a dental crown. If the cavity has infected the internal structures of the tooth, he can repair the tooth with a root canal treatment. If these treatments are not viable, he will need to extract the tooth.

Do you have any questions about dental fillings in Scottsdale, Arizona? If so, contact Thomas Sims today at 480-451-5888 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are happy to help you!