Cavities are holes that develop in the teeth when bacteria and acid attack. Typically, cavities form when you have poor oral hygiene, you forget to visit Dr. Chet B. Hawkins every six months, or you eat lots of carbohydrates.
Many people think children are the only ones who can get cavities, but that’s not the case. Anyone can have a cavity if they’re not careful. Seniors can also fall victim to tooth decay because cavities can develop around older fillings. Also, some seniors didn’t take good care of their smiles while they were younger, so their teeth are more fragile.
Fortunately, tooth decay can be treated in a variety of ways. Your dentist can use dental filling if the cavity is treated early enough. If the cavity isn’t treatable with a filling, they can restore the tooth with a dental crown. If this is not a viable treatment option, he can remove infection from the root canal. If these treatments are not successful, the tooth will need to be extracted.
For more information about cavities in Houston, Texas, please call our dental office at
281-488-4242 to schedule an appointment. We are thrilled to help you restore your oral health!