No one looks forward to learning that they have cavities. The important thing is to get immediate treatment before decay spreads to the nerve of the tooth. Fortunately, your Peachtree Corners, Georgia, dentist can treat cavities with dental fillings. In times past, amalgam (silver) fillings were our only option to treat cavities. Today, composite resin (white) fillings are the top choice for tooth cavity treatment at Peachtree Corners Dental Associates due to their exceptional restorative properties and natural-looking appearance.
Dental decay won’t just disappear on its own. In its early stages, it’s easy for cavities to go unnoticed as they don’t usually show symptoms. Through routine dental exams, Dr. Kristina Dawson and Dr. Kaitlin English can detect cavities while they’re still small for the most conservative treatment. By the time you feel painful cavity symptoms, the decay has likely progressed to more than just a filling.
If you suspect you have a cavity, it’s important to seek treatment right away. Ignoring decay can have severe consequences on your oral health, as cavities can spread to healthy teeth or cause severe tooth infections (abscesses). Prompt cavity treatment with a dental filling can nip the problem in the bud, saving you time, pain, money, and stress over the long haul.
Although amalgam fillings have positive attributes (strength, life-span and ability to be placed without complete isolation), composite resin fillings offer distinct advantages that amalgam fillings don’t. Knowing the differences can help you decide which filling is best for you.
With the help of your Peachtree Corners dentist and our dental team, you can make wise decisions concerning the dental treatments you need.
If you want to know more about dental fillings or book an appointment for tooth cavity treatment at Peachtree Corners Dental Associates in Peachtree Corners, GA, you can contact Dr. Dawson or Dr. English by calling (770) 501-6669.