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What If I Have Several Cavities?

Learning that you have one cavity can be unpleasant. What will happen if your dentist identifies several teeth that are damaged by decay? At our Seattle, WA dental practice, we are ready to take on issues with multiple cavities. Based on our review, we can see how serious the harm is to your enamel and recommend the most conservative treatments possible. The longer you wait to schedule treatment for a dental problem, the more advanced it can become. This can lead to the need for more involved care. Even if this is necessary, we can preserve your bite function as well as your appearance!

We Can Arrange Treatment For Multiple Cavities

It is important that all cavities are addressed as soon as possible. When decay becomes a problem, it will grow progressively worse until you see your dentist for the appropriate restorative dental work. At first, your tooth can only require a dental filling. However, if the cavity becomes too large, we will have to provide a dental crown. At an initial evaluation, we will look out for which teeth have the most problems with decay and take on the most urgent issues first.

What Will Treatment Involve?

We will work out a restorative treatment plan based on the number of cavities you have, and the severity of decay affecting you. The most serious problems can require root canal therapy. This treatment removes bacteria and damaged tissues from within your pulp. This only needs to take place when cavities grow serious enough to cause internal problems. Less severe cavities can be addressed with fillings or crowns. All of the restorations we provide are custom-made, and we can take care to restore your smile while preventing changes to the way you look.

Avoiding Future Oral Health Troubles

If you schedule regular dental exams with our practice, we can provide helpful warnings about trouble, and we can provide preventive services that make difficulties less likely to occur. At your appointments, your teeth are thoroughly cleaned to lower your risk for dental problems as well as gum disease. As your dentist evaluates you, they can warn you about any problems that might require additional care.

Talk To Your Seattle, WA Dentist If You Need Treatment For Several Teeth

While it can be alarming to hear that you have several teeth that require restorative treatment, Ballard Neighborhood Dentist is prepared to help! The appropriate restorative dental work can fully restore your smile while preserving the way you look. Remember that we are also here to provide preventive services so that you can avoid difficulties in the future. For those who are interested, we can also provide cosmetic services. To find out more, please call our Seattle, WA dentist’s office at 206-789-2555.

Cosmetic, Restorative, and General Dentistry

It is our goal to provide comprehensive dental care for your whole family. Our wide range of services means that you can see us for all of your needs — without having to visit multiple practices to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.