Cavity Treatments at Hardesty Dental in Parkersburg, WV

Get a Great-Looking Smile with Cavity Treatments from Dr. Hardesty

Do you think you may have a cavity? Or, has your last dental checkup revealed that you have a cavity in need of treatment? Dr. Hardesty at Hardesty Dental Associates in Parkersburg, WV, can provide you with the cavity treatments you need to get your smile looking and feeling great again! Contact us today if you would like to schedule a cavity treatment, or for any other general, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry service!

Where Do Cavities Come From & How Do I Know if I Have One?

Cavities are a form of tooth decay, which causes damage to the tooth that affects the enamel, dentin, or both. People get cavities a number of different ways, but food residue that sits on your teeth can be turned acidic from the bacteria in your mouth, causing plaque buildup. This plaque can dissolve enamel, causing the holes that we call cavities. Foods with high sugar or carb content are the main perpetrators of cavity causing decay. During regular dental checkups, your dentist will check for signs of cavities. Some cavities can cause toothaches, but only if you have had it for a while. The best way to determine is by attending an appointment at your dentist’s office. Call Hardesty Dental in Wood County, WV, today to check for cavities!

How Are Cavities Treated?

Depending on how severe the cavity is, your dentist may recommend a few different options. Generally, the decayed portion of the tooth is removed with a drill, and a dental filling is inserted to fill the hole left behind. Dental crowns are also an option, but only if the cavity is so severe that most of the tooth is irreparable. Regardless, the best way to treat a cavity is by visiting the dentist for an exam as soon as possible.

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