Ouch! Did that sip of your morning cup of coffee come with an unexpected side of discomfort? Have you also noticed heightened sensitivity when trying to enjoy a bowl of hot soup, or when stealing a bite from your kids’ ice cream cone? If so, you could be struggling with a dental cavity. Sadly, the vast majority of adults will experience cavities in their lifetimes. In fact, some studies indicate nearly 90 percent of American adults will deal with dental decay. Fortunately, modern tooth-colored dental fillings make it possible to rebound from cavities quickly, and with a smile that will feel better and still inspire confidence. So don’t delay a dental appointment, if you could have a cavity. Instead find out how your restorative dentist could help you enjoy your meals, and more importantly your life, once again!
How Do You Know If You’ve Got a Cavity?
Sensitivity and discomfort are just a few of the common warning signs of dental cavities. Other common symptoms include discoloration, either in the form of dark lines forming along the crevices of teeth, where cavities are prone to develop, or white patches appearing on the surface of your teeth. This can be indication that the more sensitive layer beneath your enamel, has already become exposed due to acidic erosion.
What Makes Tooth-colored Fillings So Great?
To treat cavities, most dentists recommend tooth-colored fillings, which are designed to effectively protect fragile teeth against further erosion and even infection. These fillings are also made to look seamless, though, so patients can continue to smile confidently after their restorative treatment.
The composite resin material used for most modern dental fillings is made to match your teeth’s natural shading, and carefully sculpted to resemble their shape and contouring, as well.
Call Our Dental Office in Norridge, IL, Today!
At our office, we believe that every patient deserves our complete and undivided attention every time they visit us. To us, customized dental care is about more than the treatment you receive, it also includes the time we take to get to know you personally. Your smile is unique, as are your dental health concerns, and we’ll strive to create a long-term dental care plan that’s tailored to your needs and goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Mischenko, call our dental office in Norridge, IL, today at 708-453-5320. We have flexible office hours, including evenings, and we always have someone available to answer the phone!
A healthy smile can mean improved overall health as well. We understand how your oral health connects to the rest of you, and strive to offer a variety of dental treatments. Working with our team, Dr. Mischenko can help you enjoy a more beautiful and healthy smile. Whether you need preventive, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry, we can offer a conservative and personalized approach to dental care.