One of the most common problems that patients experience regarding their oral health is the development of cavities in their teeth. Dr. Lynn uses a radition free diagnostic tool, Carivu, that detects tooth decay. A cavity is an area of the tooth enamel that has been permanently damaged due to untreated bacteria and decay. This damage to your enamel can eventually get larger if a dental filling is not received, to the point where the interior structure of the tooth becomes infected. An infected tooth often causes patients tooth pain but can eventually lead to tooth loss or a spread of the infection to other parts of the body.
Cavities in North Dallas, TX can easily be avoided with routine at-home care and visits to the dentist for cleanings and checkups. By simply brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily, you can prevent the majority of cavities from forming. Dental checkups and cleanings at Lynn Dental Care also improve your oral health by keeping your teeth clean and identifying potential areas of concern early. All this keeps your teeth clean and free of plaque and bacteria—which is what causes the decay and cavities—from forming.
During the cavity filling procedures, Dr. Brock Lynn and our dental team will carefully clean out the decay inside the cavities using small drills and tools. By removing the decay, further damage is prevented, but the tooth still needs to be protected with a dental filling. Dental fillings replace the damaged portion of the tooth and are created to match your smile’s shape and color.
Our goal here at Lynn Dental Care is to preserve oral health while optimizing aesthetics. Cosmetic fillings are a safe and natural-looking alternative to silver amalgam when restoring cavities in North Dallas, TX. Lynn Dental Care has been mercury-free since 1993. These fillings can strengthen a compromised tooth, and they may last longer than alternative materials. Dr. Lynn also takes proactive measures to preserve the teeth, using a laser-assisted technology known as DIAGNOdent™ to detect decay early on.