Cavities Treatment In Houston, Texas
Types of Cavities
1. Pit and Fissure Cavities emerge on the surfaces used during chewing and are mostly seen on the molars as that area is most difficult to clean.
2. Root Cavities – are the most common kind of cavities that grow. Usually seen amongst aged people having gum recession. The absence of gum makes the tooth vulnerable to decay.
3. Smooth Surface Cavities – are somewhat similar to pit and fissure. However, they are seen only on smooth, flat surfaces on the visually visible layer.
According to the level of tooth decay, one of the treatment plans is using dental fillings – one of the simplest methods. Our dentists use high-grade, durable materials: gold, porcelain, silver, or composite resins.
Our patients mostly choose composite resin because the finished version looks exactly like real teeth. This treatment will return your smile to the normal perfect state.
Fluoride treatment is also popular amongst people since it restores the enamel, a natural alternative people go for instead of synthetic ones.
If your tooth decay is in its last stages, we go for either a root canal; or if saving it is not possible, then an extraction. We will remove the infected nerve helping you get rid of the pain and discomfort. We assure you that it is the best treatment option at this level.
1. Dental Sealants
Getting dental sealants is a painless process. Firstly, we’ll remove any pre-existing cavities and then apply a solution to make the surface rough for better adherence to the sealant.
Next, the sealant is applied and left for a minute until it fully hardens. Your dentist can use a special speeding technique to reduce the overall time taken by the whole process.
2. Fluoride Treatment
Our dental expert in Houston, TX, uses gel-type fluoride easily brushed on the teeth for cavities repair. Options of foam-based or varnish are also available. Other than a brush, a cotton swab will also suffice for spreading the fluoride gel or foam on the teeth.
Another way is using a tray filled with fluoride and left on the teeth for a few minutes. Do not eat or drink for at least 30 minutes after the treatment; it’ll help your enamel absorb the mineral.
3. Dental Filling
We can repair your teeth within an hour with silver amalgam and resin composite – two of the most commonly chosen filler materials for cavities.
A dental filling is a painless and less time-consuming procedure. Our dentists are great at handling teeth and turning smiles aesthetically pleasing.
4. Dental Crowns
Dental crown placement is a multi-step process. First, the tooth is prepared while the artificial dental crown is developed in a lab.
Our dentist will prepare your teeth for receiving the crown cover by removing some part of your enamel and will place a temporary covering with removable glue for protection. The temporary crown is replaced with a permanent one as soon as it’s ready.
Have a look at the dental crown placement at our dental clinic in Houston.
5. Root Canal
This process hardly requires 30 to 60 minutes. Your dentist will make a hole and remove the decayed pulp and infected nerve. Next, he will carefully clean the entire area and fill your cavity. After that, he will finish off by placing a crown on it. A temporary crown will sit first; later on, the final custom-made cover will take its place.
Our team of dental professionals will do whatever it takes to save your tooth, but will pull it out if necessary.
If you feel sharp pain or even a dull ache, schedule an appointment with A+ Stars Smile. Once we know how far along is the cavity, appropriate treatment will start immediately. We assure to provide affordable service for your cavities.
Contact our Houston office and call at 713 984 4934 for an appointment today.