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Cavities Treatment In Houston, Texas

Cavities Treatment Houston, Tx 77095
A tooth decay starts from a reckless oral hygiene regime causing a sticky film formation known as plaque on the teeth of bacteria and food debris. Once it starts accumulating on the tooth, enamel weakens and forms cavities. Unfortunately, cavities or dental caries do not heal themselves; you will need external assistance. A+ Stars Smile is the best option for cavities treatment in Houston.

Types of Cavities

Cavities are divided into 3 different categories, and your treatment plan will largely depend on the type and its progress.

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.

Treatments

Treating cavities at our clinical setup is planned according to disease severity. Various options are available for decay treatments, and we make sure to cater to every patients’ individual needs. Our clinic has state-of-the-art technologies for accurate analysis and cure of the disease.

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

Dental sealants are applied to the molar teeth in the form of a thin layer for additional protection. These sealants are of plastic material. It is important to put the protectant layer before cavity production starts.

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

Fluoride has the power of speeding up remineralization or growth of the enamel surface. It is a great tool for reversing cavities and restoring the outermost layer.

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

Fillings are the easiest restoration method for a cavity. They smoothen the tooth surface and stop food particles or bacteria from getting inside the sensitive layers.

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

This option is used for advanced stages of a cavity. A dental crown is an artificial protective covering. We offer dental crowns made from gold, resin, porcelain, ceramic, etc.

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

A root canal is performed when filling the tooth is not enough due to the advanced stage of the disease.

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.

The disease progresses when cavities are not treated, resulting in a dead tooth. We go for the extraction process to pull the tooth out in such cases.
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.