Cavities are considered minor wear and tear on teeth and can easily be treated.
Purchase Street Family Dental in Rye, New York treats all levels of severity when it comes to patients’ teeth, including minor issues such as cavities. Cavities are holes in the two outer layers of the teeth called the enamel and the dentin. Both layers serve as a protection for the pulp, the inside of the tooth where all of the nerves and blood vessels are. Cavities are sensitive to temperature and will react to sour, sweet, and acidic foods. There are certain stages to a cavity, one being more severe than the next. A simple surface cavity will need a filling, a deeper cavity will need a crown, and a cavity that causes an infection will need a root canal. If left untreated, the tooth will need to be removed. Call us today so we can fill your cavities before they get worse.
Signs of a Cavity:
- Pain when biting on that tooth
- Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and liquids
- Swelling or redness of the gums
Cavities are now treated by simply filling the hole with a liquid that hardens to look just like your own tooth. At one point in time, patients had to suffer with metal fillings. Now, fillings are completely unnoticeable. Cavities are painless to work on and fast to fix. Until you fill your cavity, you should avoid very hot or cold drinks and remember to brush softly.
Our emergency services include assistance in:
- Root Canal
- Dental Abscess
- Broken Tooth or Broken Teeth
- No Fault and Workers Comp Dentist
- Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Cracked Tooth Syndrome
- Emergency Dental Help Line
In the case of an emergency we can also assist you with:
- Swollen mouth or gums
- Infected gums
- Chipped tooth or chipped teeth
- Repairing broken dentures
- Missing tooth or teeth
- A lost or loose filling
- Oral injections or infections