What to Do In Case of Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is caused by oral bacteria eroding the teeth. Over time, tooth decay can cause cavities and other future dental problems. If left untreated, you may be more likely to develop abscessed teeth and gum disease. If you suspect that you have a decayed tooth, prompt action in seeking professional dental care is needed to treat the problem and can help you avoid an emergency root canal.
Oral bacteria are a natural part of your body. Some of these bacteria are beneficial and help maintain a balanced environment in the mouth. Yet, there are some bacteria that are not beneficial and can lead to dental caries, or tooth decay. Bacteria eat the sugars that pass through your mouth when you eat and secrete an acidic byproduct. This acid is what ultimately causes a cavity. It demineralizes, or strips, the enamel from your teeth. Over time, the tooth decays.
Symptoms of tooth decay can be easy to overlook in their early stages, because you may feel no difference in the tooth. While the decay can take on a yellow or brown hue, you may not see it if it is in the back of your mouth or in between teeth. By the time you start to feel pain, the tooth will already be badly damaged by the decay. Regular checkups are the best ways to catch decay at its earliest stage and when it is easy to correct. Good dental hygiene and regular cleanings will also reduce the risk of tooth decay. Call us today to schedule your next checkup.
Some of the major insurances we accept are displayed to the right, however, we gladly accept ALL PPO Insurance plans and are a Delta Dental Premier provider.
We will gladly help you to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services.
Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
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