Tooth Cavity & Dental Cavities Dentist
One of the most common reasons for dental pain—and a visit to our Albuquerque dental office—is a tooth cavity. Although we love seeing you in our office, our goal is for you to have the best oral health possible to reduce your visits because of pain. Early diagnosis and treatment of dental cavities is important to minimizing the amount of work we will need to do to restore your tooth. Schedule an appointment as soon as you feel any pain to increase the success of a less invasive procedure.
What is a Tooth Cavity?
A tooth cavity is decay that has eaten into the tooth. Cavities are often caused by poor oral hygiene, consuming sugary foods or drinks and genetic factors. Most often, our patients will feel sensitivity to temperature or touch in the area. We can diagnose a tooth cavity by looking at the surface of the tooth and by doing an x-ray to determine the extent of the decay. Once the decay is removed, a tooth filling must be placed in the hole to strengthen the tooth.
How We Treat Dental Cavities
When our Albuquerque dentists determine you have tooth decay that needs to be removed by using our advanced X-ray technology, we will attempt to perform the least invasive and effective procedure possible before moving on to more extensive procedures like:
We want you to feel comfortable in our Albuquerque office, so we use state-of-the-art technology to ensure that your visit is pain-free. Contact us today for comprehensive, same-day tooth fillings in Albuquerque, New Mexico.