How to React to Tooth Decay or a Cavity

We understand how frustrated you may feel if you have noticed signs of tooth decay or have developed a cavity despite practicing a strict routine of oral care every day. Unfortunately, even when excellent oral habits are practiced regularly, you can still develop a cavity. Instead of berating yourself, we encourage you to visit our office to learn more about our cavity treatments to help you treat tooth decay and preserve your smile.

A common treatment option for tooth decay and cavities is a simple dental filling. First, we clean out the cavity and then fill the tooth with a special material that bonds to the remaining structure in order to provide greater strength.

If your cavity is too large and a filling will not be effectively supported, but the tooth is still sufficiently strong, Dr. Scott R. Adishian may recommend a partial crown, also known as an inlay or onlay depending on its installation. This dental restoration can repair your cavity while providing the additional strength that your tooth needs.

When the majority of the tooth has become decayed, we may need to use a dental crown to save the original tooth. Your dental crown is custom created in a dental lab and will be secured to your smile after the tooth decay is removed.

To receive answers to your questions about cavities, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our dentist at Scott R. Adishian, DDS, Inc.. Call 626-796-3700 today to learn more about how to treat cavities and tooth decay in Arcadia, California.,