More than likely, you are going to deal with tooth decay during your life.
According to the National Institutes of Health, 92 percent of people in the United States will have at least one cavity. We also know that many people will get multiple cavities.
The good news is that decay doesn’t have to destroy your smile. The restorative dentistry we provide at our Puyallup, WA office can have your tooth looking and feeling as good as new.
Call 253-999-9419 to make your appointment at Smith & Wetterhus Dentistry.
Look & Feel Good Again
When you have a decayed tooth, you can have some noticeable problems. Many times, decay can cause discoloration. That can lead to feelings of self-consciousness or embarrassment about the appearance of your smile.
Decay can also lead to increased tooth sensitivity. That’s something you may notice if you drink hot or cold beverages. You make feel sharp pains when you try to bite or chew with a tooth that’s been affected by decay, too.
Whether you are experiencing one or more of these problems, our team has the tools and the training to get your smile back on track. With our restorative treatment options, your smile can look as good or better than it ever has. You can also eat without pain after your teeth have been restored.
How To Fix Your Decay Problem
With regular dental cleanings and exams, we can help prevent decay from becoming a real problem. Ideally, you won’t develop any cavities, but if you do, we would much rather find them in the early stages. No matter how advanced your decay may be, however, we have treatments that repair your teeth.
Our dental fillings are made with composite resin. These can be made to match the color of your natural teeth. This way they can blend in with your smile and provide protection against additional decay. We also can give you a tooth-colored filling if you have a metal dental filling that needs to be replaced.
If your cavity is large, a filling may not be enough to get your tooth back in shape. Fortunately, we can make a same-day dental crown for you at our office. Using CEREC technology, we can take a digital scan of your mouth. This information can be used to design a crown that is the right size and shape for you. In a matter of a few hours, you could have a natural-looking crown that lets you bite and chew naturally.
If the decay spreads to the innermost parts of a tooth, you might call us when you can no longer stand that pain of your toothache. This can be a sign of a tooth infection, which requires a root canal. This procedure can be done with no or little pain thanks to our dental sedation. After the infected tissue is removed, we can fill the tooth and cap it with a crown.
Don’t Wait To Get Treated
By seeking restorative dentistry at the first sign of tooth decay, you can restore more than your smile. Call Smith & Wetterhus Dentistry at 253-999-9419 or contact us online to request your appointment.