Do you get a pain in your tooth when you eat something that is sweet? If so, you may well have a dental cavity. Dental cavities can be easily treated at our dental practice, MK Dental. When you need cavity treatment in Rego Park, we recommend that you make an appointment to see our top-notch dentist, Dr. Mzia Krikhely.
When you eat foods that contain carbohydrates, and you do not immediately brush your teeth, the bacteria in your mouth will turn the carbohydrates into acids. The bacteria, acid, and food debris in your mouth will combine with your saliva to form a sticky substance called plaque. Plaque will cling to your teeth and the acid in the plaque eat through your tooth enamel, causing cavities. Sometimes when you have a cavity you might not even notice it. However, as a cavity gets bigger, the symptoms will become more evident. Sometimes when you have a cavity the tooth will become painful when you eat something that is sweet. You may even be able to see small pits or holes in your teeth. Cavities will be found by our dentist during a complete dental exam. When a cavity is discovered, our dentist will need to remove the decayed portion of the tooth enamel and then fill the hole with a dental filling. Either silver amalgam fillings or tooth-colored composite fillings can be used during our cavity treatment in Rego Park. The best way to prevent cavities is to make sure that you brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis. If possible it is always best to brush after each meal. Having periodic dental cleanings at our dental practice is also a good way to prevent cavities. We also offer fluoride treatments which will help strengthen tooth enamel. They can be effective for both children and adults. For children we offer dental sealants which will protect the flat chewing surfaces of their molars and premolars from cavities.
For an appointment to visit our dental practice for cavity treatment in Rego Park, contact us today.