Treatment Of Tooth Decay At The Warren Smile Center in New Jersey
The foods and drinks you consume along with daily dental care directly affects the health of your teeth. A combination of healthy tooth foods, brushing after every meal, flossing once a day, and yearly dental cleanings keep teeth their healthiest, whitest, and most beautiful. Consuming harmful tooth foods, neglecting daily dental hygiene, and avoiding dental appointments increases the risk of tooth decay. Dr. Kayserman provides a full spectrum of treatments, ranging from fillings to dental implants, to treat your tooth decay, preserve the maximum percent of natural tooth, and maintain the health and beauty of your smile.
How do I know if I have tooth decay?
Beginning stages of tooth decay are painless and are usually discovered by your dentist during the bi-yearly cleaning. Tooth decay may also be spotted with a dental x-ray. As decay progresses into a cavity, the signs and symptoms become both visible and painful. Below is a chart which highlights some noticeable signs of tooth decay. Should you experience any of these symptoms, speak to your dentist to determine if you are developing a cavity.
|Signs Of Tooth Decay|
|Pain or ache in the tooth especially when in contact with extreme temperatures
|Visible pits or holes in enamel|
|Soft surface enamel|
|Indications of decay on x-rays|
What treatments are available for tooth decay?
The Warren Smile Center provides comprehensive oral care, including general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. In order to achieve both medical treatment and cosmetic enhancement, Dr. Kayserman provides fillings, inlays, onlays, crowns, dental implants, and root canals for every stage and severity of tooth decay. The primary goal of general and restorative dentistry is to alleviate tooth pain and conserve the maximum amount of natural tooth. Should tooth extraction become necessary, however, cosmetic treatments are also provided to maintain the brilliance of a natural-looking smile. Meet with Dr. Kayserman and Dr. Stein to discover what procedure will best treat your severity of tooth decay.
|Severity Of Tooth Decay||Procedure To Treat Tooth Decay|
|Small surface cavity
|Large cavity||Inlay or Onlay|
|Decay which destroys the entire tooth||Dental Implant, Abutment & Crown|
|Decay which infects the roots||Root Canal|
|Decay which infects the roots and destroys the entire tooth||Root Canal with Crown or Dental Implant|
How can I prevent tooth decay?
Tooth decay can be prevented by engaging in proper daily dental hygiene, consuming healthy tooth foods, and meeting yearly dental appointments. Specific foods actually help to clean, polish, and whiten your teeth, while other foods, such as sweets, acids, and sticky taffies, actually increase your chances of developing cavities. Teeth should be brushed after every meal, flossed once a day, and professionally cleaned to rid the mouth of tartar and hardened plaque once a year. Below is a chart of healthy and harmful tooth foods, so you can shape your diet to protect your enamel against tooth decay.
|Healthy Tooth Foods||Harmful Tooth Foods|
|Dairy: Milk and Cheese
||Sugars: Toffee and Hard Candy|
|Fruits: Apples, Kiwi, and Strawberries||Carbohydrates: Potato Chips|
|Meats: Chicken, Eggs, Beef, and Turkey||Sucrose: Potatoes, Table Sugar, and White Bread|
|Clear Liquids: Water||Acids: Fruit Juice, Orange Juice, Soda, and Vinegar|
|Sugar-Free Gum||Sticky Foods: Toffee, Sugary Gum, Gummy Candies, and Caramel|
How do I learn more about tooth decay in NJ?
Susanna Kayserman, D.D.S., Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. and the Warren Smile Center staff welcome patients to express any questions they may have about tooth decay in New Jersey. You can contact us at our Warren, New Jersey dentist office location at 908.753.0003, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation with Dr. Kayserman or Dr. Stein.