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Tooth Decay and Cavities

Untreated cavities are some of the most common dental problems people face. Also known as tooth decay, cavities can grow more prominent when left untreated. If you’re experiencing any kind of tooth pain or sensitivity and think that you may have a cavity, book an appointment today with Norge Dental Center, located in the Williamsburg, Virginia, area. Even if you’re new to the area, we’ll reserve a room just for you. [link to Contact page]

Cavities

When plaque buildup meets sugar and starch, acid-causing bacteria forms. This bacteria erodes the hard surface area of teeth and creates tiny pits or cavities. A reduction in saliva production may also lead to cavities. Saliva helps maintain the balanced ecosystem of your mouth. Without saliva to neutralize acids, reduce harmful bacteria, and wash away plaque buildup, you could be at risk for tooth decay. Certain medications can also cause dry mouth, reducing saliva production. Symptoms of advanced tooth decay include:
  • Soreness around the gums
  • White, black, or white staining on any surface of a tooth
  • Visible holes or pits in the teeth
  • Toothache
  • Sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks

How Norge Dental Center Can Help Repair and Prevent Your Cavities

Regular dental checkups are the number one way to prevent and treat tooth cavities.
  • In the early stages of tooth decay, we use composite dental fillings to treat teeth with minor tooth decay. We place these fillings in a single visit to remedy your pain as quickly and comfortably as possible.
  • Porcelain dental fillings, also called inlays or onlays, are a type of restoration that we might use when there is more advanced tooth decay.
  • If the tooth decay has advanced, creating an infection in your tooth root, a root canal may be necessary. Root canals are the best procedure to treat the diseased tooth and avoid extraction.

 

We have a room reserved for patients new to Norge Dental Center and the Williamsburg, Virginia, area.

Book an appointment with our dentists today