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Need to Take Care of Cavities? Our Yuma AZ Dentists Can Take Care of Your Cavity, While Preventing Futures Ones

One of the first questions you probably ask at your dental appointment is "do I have a cavity?"

Cavities are the most common dental problem. While cavities are more common in children, which may be because they have not yet developed the best oral hygiene practices, anyone with teeth can develop cavities, including infants. Some people are more susceptible to cavities, such as pregnant women with decreased calcium levels.

A cavity can really hurt. The pain is caused when the cavity, which is a hole in your tooth caused by tooth decay, reaches your tooth's nerve endings.

Get Rid of Cavities for Good! Our Yuma AZ Expert, Caring Staff will Help Keep You From Getting More

Here's the good news: if you have cavities filled in Yuma AZ based Yuma Dental, you can be sure you're getting the best care that's focused on your comfort, while decreasing your chances of any future cavities.

During the procedure, we'll provide anesthetics to treat any pain you may experience. Our patient care is focused on comfort, so we'll work with you to make your visit a positive one. Our caring, expert staff is sensitive to your needs. Let us know at any time what we can do to help.

Before we fill your cavity, we'll take a look to see if any other areas need treated. These other cavities may not yet be symptomatic, so you may not know they're there. But once filled, they won't have the chance to develop into larger cavities that will cause you pain and possibly make the filling procedure uncomfortable. You can get rid of cavities in our Yuma AZ office while warding off any future ones.

Cavities Aren't Just a Pain - They Can Lead to Serious Complications

If you're experiencing a toothache, we encourage you to call us today. A toothache can be a sign of a cavity. Cavities will continue to grow and, if left untreated, cause infection, tooth loss or other serious complications. If you think you suffer from cavity pain, don't hesitate to give us a call!

Maybe you're putting off calling us because it's been a while since you've seen the dentist. Maybe you're embarrassed. Please know we don't judge - we understand that life can get busy. Our only concern is making sure your teeth are properly taken care of so you don't experience any pain.

Do I Have a Cavity?

Identifying a cavity may require an x-ray. Sometimes, however, a cavity will be visible as holes or pits in your teeth, and an x-ray isn't needed.

If you have a cavity you may experience some or all of these symptoms:

  • Pain in the tooth
  • Pain around the tooth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Pain when you bite down
  • Visible holes in the tooth
  • Pain when you eat something cold, hot or sweet
  • Dark spots or staining on the tooth
  • Pus around the tooth

What Should I Expect When I Have Cavities Filled? Yuma AZ Cavity Specialists at Yuma Dental Want to Ease Your Mind

If you need to take care of cavities, our Yuma AZ cavity specialists want to relieve any anxiety you have.

When you come in to get your cavity filled, you'll experience timely service from expert, caring staff members who are concerned about your comfort level. If needed, we'll provide an oral anesthetic to relieve any pain you may feel. If at any time during the procedure you need something to make the experience more positive, please let us know; we're here to serve you!

When you have cavities filled, our Yuma AZ dental specialists will start by using a drill to remove the damaged area. Then, we'll fill the hole with a special material, such as a tooth-colored composite resin, porcelain dental crown or combination of the two.

Take Back Your Smile

Call us today at 928.344.5700 for an appointment to have cavities filled by our Yuma AZ dental experts.