Cavity fillings restore your teeth to their natural state by removing the decayed portion of the tooth caused by trauma and filling it with a material to seal the hole. A cavity is a hole in your tooth caused by an excessive buildup of bacteria from an unhealthy diet or lack of oral hygiene. You typically won't notice that you have a cavity until the decay has progressed and you start to feel pain or see openings in your teeth. Fillings are also used to bond together broken or cracked teeth caused by excessive grinding or misuse.
Cavities can cause a lot of damage over time such as an infection called a tooth abscess or tooth decay. To ensure the longevity of your natural tooth, it is important to maintain regular dental checkups to catch a potential cavity early. Bonding a cracked tooth is rather simple and can be done in one sitting. Repairing a chipped or broken tooth early can save your tooth from further damage in the future as well as improve the overall appearance of your smile.
Repair Damaged Teeth
When it comes to restorative dentistry it is all about getting our patients in Gilbert, AZ back to 100%. Damaged, dead, or broken teeth can be extremely painful, unsightly, and can even cause bad breath in the case of a "dead tooth". Many things can cause a tooth to die from trauma such as a soccer ball hitting your mouth or a fall. Another common cause is untreated cavities and bacteria buildup leading to the pulp of the tooth becoming infected. While it can happen easily, a damaged, dead or broken tooth can have a severe effect on one's overall health and confidence, don't delay any further! Visit us today at Classic Dental Care Gilbert to take care of all of your restorative dentistry needs.
A root canal is designed to prevent the reinfection of a tooth and conserve as much of your natural tooth as possible by removing the bacteria from the infected area. The pulp of the tooth, where your nerves, blood vessels, and tissue are located, is needed during the tooth’s development but once the tooth is fully matured, it can survive without it. The root canal will clean out and disinfect the pulp and seal it to protect and restore your tooth to full function. The procedure is virtually painless thanks to local anesthetics and will give you much-needed pain relief.
There are quite a few reasons as to why the nerve can get infected or inflamed such as deep decay and cracked or chipped teeth that expose the canal to bacteria. If you are feeling persistent pain in the bone of your jaw, noticing tooth discoloration, feeling pain when you eat or touch your tooth, or notice a chip or crack, it would be a good idea to schedule an appointment to get it checked out. If left untreated, it can lead to an abscess, tooth loss, and cause serious pain. As always we recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Kleiner and our team at Classic Dental Care Gilbert before jumping to any conclusions about which treatment plan you may need.