Cavities are areas of decay that affect the teeth. They are formed by food debris that combines with acids, sugars, starches, and bacteria to erode the teeth. When this happens, the most typical treatment option is dental fillings, especially if the cavity is not involving the supporting walls of the tooth.

At Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer direct resin bondings that replace the missing tooth structure that restores the tooth in a convenient and cosmetic way.

How do I know if I have a cavity?

Sometimes, patients might have a cavity and not even realize it. Other times, they may experience mild to severe symptoms, which include:

  • Mild to sharp pain when enjoying hot or cold beverages or foods
  • Tooth pain without a cause
  • Sensitivity when enjoying sweets high in sugar
  • Spontaneous pain and discomfort
  • Visible pits or holes in the teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Discoloration of the teeth in brown or black

At Arsmiles we perform a thorough clinical and radiographic exam to diagnose all dental problems including caries lesions or cavities. The most significant diagnostic tool to verify cavities that are hidden and are not detectable are quality digital x-rays. When a cavity is found, Dr. Sima Chegini will recommend treatment as soon as possible to keep the cavity from enlarging and becoming a much bigger problem. When patients leave cavities untreated, they can burrow deep into the dentin and reach the inner dental pulp. That can leave the tooth susceptible to infection that requires more invasive treatments to address, such as root canal therapy. Our approach at Arsmiles is to prevent any complicated dental procedures, and treat the problem conservatively.

Cosmetic resin fillings/bondings are a fast and cost effective solution to eradicate decay, restore broken teeth, eliminate pain and provide a smile with an optimal esthetic outcome.

Are you in need of a dental cavity filling?

Permanent tooth fillings are a great way to address areas of decay in the mouth. With a proper diagnosis and a discussion about fillings, many patients will have these restorations placed to stop the decay and maintain a healthy smile. Call or text our team at (330) 593-2500 to request an appointment at 2640 West Market Street, Ste. #302, Fairlawn, Ohio.