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Have you ever taken a bite of food and experienced a shooting pain through a tooth? While there are many causes of tooth pain, the most common culprit is tooth decay, or cavities. It’s important that you understand the facts about cavities and how they need to be addressed.

If a cavity has only developed in one or two teeth, our dentist may be able to provide a simple dental filling to repair your smile. It’s very important to address tooth decay as soon as possible to prevent the development of further dental issues. If untreated, a cavity can spread through your smile by eating away the tooth enamel, which covers your teeth. You should schedule an appointment with Dr. Vivian Hudson and our team as soon as you notice signs of a cavity. Depending on the severity of your condition, our dentist may determine that root canal therapy is the best method of treatment, especially if tooth decay has reached the center of a tooth.

Fortunately, you can take steps now to prevent tooth decay, such as brushing and flossing your teeth every day. Another crucial step in cavity prevention is to schedule routine dental checkups with our dentist twice a year. We can also help you determine if professional fluoride treatment can strengthen weakened tooth enamel to avoid decay.

If you would like to learn more about devising a strategy for preventing cavities in Smyrna, Georgia, we encourage you to give Hudson Dental Care a call at 770-438-1520 today and schedule an appointment with our dentist and team.