Do you notice any yellowing, discoloration, or sensitivity in your teeth upon looking in a mirror? Maybe you've potentially seen dark teeth with old fillings in them. Or something might feel a bit "off." The following symptoms can indicate tooth decay in some cases, but don't panic!
Thanks to a few dental treatments that can make a difference for our patients in Hall County, GA, your teeth don't need to suffer from decay!
How Do I Know if I Have Tooth Decay?
Over time our teeth can take quite the beating due to our diets, aging, and life events. Our tooth enamel can begin the process of decay and may appear different, more sensitive, and affect our cosmetic appearance or tolerance for certain foods or beverages. Patients who suffer from bruxism (consistent grinding or clenching) may feel similar effects due to worn-down teeth. In many cases, however, dental decay has no symptoms and is only detectable with dental x-rays at your routine exam with Dr. Reginald Booker.
Common Treatments to Fight and Repair Tooth Decay
At Royal Lakes Family Dental in Flowery Branch, we offer our patients various options when dealing with tooth decay, some of which include:
Dental Sealants: These act as a bonding agent in the grooves of teeth, protecting them from bacteria and ultimately reducing the chance of decay.
Veneers: This treatment covers existing teeth that may appear discolored, misshapen, or cosmetically troubling. Dental veneers can last for years and retain their quality with proper care.
Tooth Crowns: Dental crowns sit on top of an existing tooth and restore appearance and functionality.
White Fillings: In situations involving cavities or other types of decay, white fillings come in handy by restoring a part of the tooth affected by the decay while retaining the same color and appearance.
Preventive Dental Care to Protect Your Smile
Our friendly staff at Royal Lakes Dental understands how far a clean smile goes, both cosmetically and for your overall oral health. Our patients benefit from fluoride treatments, regular cleanings, and dietary and oral hygiene advice to prevent future decay.
Contact Our Dentist Office in Flowery Branch, GA
If you are worried about cavities, darkened teeth, or even experience pain or sensitivity due to suspected decay, we are here to help! Royal Lakes Dental is open for new appointments and bookings. You can contact us online or call (770) 531-3232 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Booker.