Cavity FillingsAn Overview
Tooth decay is a growing oral health epidemic. With the rise of sugar-laden diets, patients of all ages are experiencing higher rates of tooth decay.
Caught early, minor decay can be treated using a conservative dental filling. For decay on teeth in the “smile-zone” dental fillings can be color-matched to blend in with your tooth for a natural-looking result.
Left untreated, tooth decay can spread and compromise the structure of the tooth. In advanced cases of tooth decay, the tooth may require more extensive treatment such as an inlay or onlay, or a root canal. If the tooth cannot be restored a tooth extraction may be necessary to restore the patient’s oral health.
Tooth Decay & Children
Children are at a high risk of developing dental decay. Children who develop cavities early on in life are more prone to oral disease later on in life. It is important to start bringing your child to the dentist as early as the age of 1, or as their first tooth begins to emerge.
Dr. Gauthier can help you and your children reduce the risk of tooth decay in your family. Sudbury Dental Arts provides dental fillings and patient education on cavity prevention for families of all ages in the Concord, Maynard, Acton, and Middlesex County communities. Pediatric dentistry focuses on preventing tooth decay in children.