Cavities are also known as tooth decay. They are damaged and decayed areas of the teeth that look like small holes. They are typically caused by bacterial and acidic substances that attack the teeth, wear down the enamel, and damage the teeth. There are many treatments available for cavities, and our dentist, Dr. Julia Gorelik, is happy to tell you all about them. They are:
-Dental fillings (Dental fillings are used to repair the tooth when the cavity is in the early stages. We exclusively offer amalgam-free, mercury-free, tooth-colored fillings at our office.)
-Dental inlays and onlays (Dental inlays and onlays are like dental fillings but they are larger and they deal with the cusps of the tooth. They are used when fillings can’t treat the entire cavity.)
-Dental crowns (Dental crowns are caps that replace the tooth enamel. They are made in a dental lab and they are used when fillings, inlays and onlays are not viable treatment options.)
-Tooth extraction (Tooth extraction is needed when the decay has damaged the tooth beyond repair.)
To learn more about treatments for cavities in Charlotte, North Carolina, or to schedule an appointment to treat your cavity, please contact Gorelik Dentistry at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be more than happy to answer your questions, give you information, and schedule you an appointment if you just call 704-553-1627 now.