Tooth Cavity Palmdale, CA

Biannual dental cleanings and health exams help remove plaque and tartar buildup to reduce the risk of cavities. Dr. Karim Naguib can provide you with a personalized dental recommendation based on your particular needs that will benefit your teeth and gums. If you have felt tooth pain and think you may have a cavity, call Premier Dental Care today.

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Treating Cavities

There are multiple treatment options for cavities that we offer in our Lancaster and Palmdale offices:

Root Canal

A root canal treatment is recommended when the inside of your tooth becomes infected. At the center of the tooth is soft tissue that’s called the dental pulp. When this gets infected, it can cause you pain and damage your tooth. A root canal is done to remove all of this infected tissue and ease the pressure and pain you’re experiencing from it. The empty space is filled with a biocompatible material, and it’s often topped off with a dental crown to ensure stability.

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are a typical procedure for dental cavities. At our office, we use a white composite filling material for fillings that will match your natural teeth. This material helps to stabilize the tooth and strengthen the area that was damaged by tooth decay. Old metal fillings have a certain lifespan and can cause issues like tooth sensitivity. Our office can replace these metal fillings with composite ones.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays kind of bridge the gap between fillings and dental crowns. They’re designed to cover larger parts of the tooth than fillings, but not the entire tooth like crowns. Inlays are used to repair decay or damage that’s on the biting surface of the tooth, while onlays extend to take care of the cusps of the tooth as well. These can be made of the same materials as dental fillings.

Tooth Extractions

We always do our best to make sure the natural tooth structure stays intact. But in cases of severe damage or decay, a tooth extraction may be the best option for your oral health. Your dentist will do a complete examination to make sure that extraction is the right choice. The area is numbed and the tooth is slowly rocked back and forth to break the attachment. We offer many options for missing teeth as well.

Tooth Cavity FAQs

Can small cavities go away on their own?

Occasionally, very small cavities can be reversed with outstanding oral hygiene. However, these have to be caught at the onset. This is what makes regular dental visits important. The cavity would have to be caught before it’s typically noticed by a patient.

What happens if I don’t get a cavity filled?

As with many things, the more you let a cavity go, the worse the outcome will be. Tooth decay can spread throughout your tooth and to surrounding teeth. If it gets to the dental pulp, a root canal will be needed to remove the infection. If left alone long enough, you may need to replace the entire tooth.

Do adults normally get cavities?

While a diet that’s lighter than sugar and fluoridated water, adults normally don’t get as many cavities as children. However, they can definitely still happen. Making sure you keep up with your oral health can prevent this.

Request a Dental Exam Online Today

Call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our Palmdale, CA dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online.