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Cavity Treatment in Gainesville

Dental Services for Patients in Braselton & All Of Hall County

A cavity is a hole in your tooth caused by excessive tooth decay that eroded the tooth’s surface. Dental cavities cause permanent structural damage to a tooth and will increase in size when left untreated. While genetics may predispose some people to more cavities, proper oral hygiene and diet plays a significant role in cavity prevention.

In the beginning, cavities may be somewhat painless, but when left untreated, they can affect the tooth’s nerves or cause a fracture. If substantial damage does occur, your tooth may be sensitive to cold or hot food and beverages. A toothache is also common as a cavity worsens and that could mean the cavity infected the nerve of the tooth leading to an abscess.

Preventing & Treating Cavities

Most cavities are detected early by your dentist during routine dental cleanings. Your dentist will determine the most appropriate treatment option for you depending on the progression of the cavity and several other contributing factors.

Potential treatment options include:

  • Fillings: If the cavity is small, the tooth can be restored with a filling. Dentists will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and fill it with a white composite filling or silver amalgam filling.
  • Crowns: If a larger area of the tooth is decayed, it will require a crown that surrounds the entire tooth’s surface. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that restore the decayed tooth back to its natural size, shape, and function.
  • Root Canal: If the cavity progresses deeper and infects the tooth’s nerves, a root canal may be the recommended treatment. The center of your tooth, including the decayed area, blood vessels, and the nerve, will be removed and filled with a sealing material prior to a crown being positioned.
  • Dental Implants or Fixed Bridges: For instances when the entire tooth is affected and requires extraction, dental implants or fixed bridges are solutions that will restore tooth functionality and appearance.

If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity or pain and suspect that you may be at risk of developing a cavity, contact our office today by calling us at (678) 582-8099 to schedule an appointment. We have locations in Gainesville and Braselton to better serve you.

Why BGW

Is the Leading Dental Group
  • You Are Our Priority

    We listen to you, respect your concerns & educate you about your oral health in order to develop a personalized dental care plan.

  • Dentistry For the Whole Family

    Our family-oriented practice believes that patients of all ages deserve the highest standard of care, from ages "3 to 103."

  • Comfortable & Relaxed

    Our mission is to provide our patients with a gentle, anxiety-free experience and send them home with healthy and beautiful smiles.

  • Well-Appointed Offices

    Our offices are outfitted with updated equipment & our doctors are committed to learning the latest dental care techniques.