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Maintaining excellent oral hygiene habits such as brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist for dental cleanings and exams will greatly help you ward off tooth decay. However, if you experience symptoms of tooth decay, we encourage you to be proactive in seeking treatment so that the problem doesn’t become worse. Our dentist and team are pleased to offer the following options for cavity treatment, depending on the extent of your tooth decay:

– Dental fillings can repair mild to moderate cavities and are the least invasive cavity treatment. We place the dental filling after removing the decayed area of the tooth.

– Dental crowns may be needed to address large cavities or extensive tooth damage that can’t support a dental filling. To place the crown, our dentist removes the decay and cements the crown over the remaining tooth.

– Root canal therapy is used to save teeth when tooth decay reaches the inner tooth, affecting root, nerves, and pulp. After removing the tooth decay, our dentist will clean the tooth and replace the lost structure with a filling material, then cover the area with a dental crown.

– Dental bridges offer tooth replacement if teeth need to be removed because of extensive tooth decay that can’t support a dental restoration.

The earlier tooth decay is detected and treated, the simpler and less invasive the treatment will be. If you suspect you may have tooth decay in one or more teeth, call [pratice_name] at 704-664-7774 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoang H. Drouin to learn more about how to treat a cavity in Mooresville, North Carolina.