Three Ways to Deal With Tooth Decay

Odds are you and your loved ones will have cavities. Statistically, more than 90 percent of people develop tooth decay at one time or another.

When it happens, you can deal with this in a variety of ways.

Act Now & Get a Filling

At the first signs of decay, your best bet is to get a dental filling as soon as you are able. Composite fillings repair your tooth, protect against further decay, and restore the appearance of your tooth.

Act Later & Get a Crown

Sometimes cavities aren’t in visible places. This can allow them to grow too large for a filling to fix. In those instances, a dental crown is a better option to repair your tooth.

Act Much Later & Get a Root Canal

If you let tooth decay hang around too long, your tooth can become infected. In addition to causing a toothache, it can put your tooth at risk. Getting a root canal is how you remove the infected tissue.

When you have a cavity, we welcome you to call 256-801-0002 for an appointment at the office of Jennifer Perkins DDS in Huntsville, AL. You also can contact us online.

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