Tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease develop over time. While properly caring for your teeth can help prevent tooth decay, accidents, trauma, and time can wear down teeth.
It’s important to treat cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal disease early. Once tooth decay starts, it will progress without intervention from a dentist.
If you’re experiencing tooth pain, contact Dr. Philley today. We will find you an appointment and help you get pain free again.903-581-0581 Contact Us
Cavities are areas in a tooth that have begun to decay. Even a small cavity can be painful, especially when eating or drinking a cold beverage.
Unfortunately, once a cavity develops it will continue to grow until treated. It’s a slow process, but it’s best to see a dentist sooner rather than after a more serious problem develops.
Almost everyone will get a cavity sometime in their life. They’re incredibly common and--luckily--they aren’t very difficult to fix.
Cavities are treated with a tooth filling. We go in and remove the decaying tissue and then replace it with a composite filling. Dr. Philley uses tooth-colored fillings, so when we’re finished, you can’t even see it.
If you’re experiencing tooth pain, contact us today. Let us help you get pain-free.
A broken or decayed tooth isn’t just painful. It’s also unsightly. A lot of our patients are embarrassed by the gaps in their smile.
Tooth loss can happen to everyone and it’s more common than you’d think. It’s also entirely treatable, and Philley Dentistry can help.
In some instances, a simple dental crown will be enough to entirely restore your smile.
A permanent or temporary crown is installed over a tooth that has been damaged. They’re made to fit in your teeth, and when they’re installed no one will notice them.
If you have a tooth that’s been damaged, contact us today. We’ll take a look and find the therapy that will help restore your smile.
There’s a reason dentists always ask if you’ve been flossing! The health of your gums is just as important as your teeth.
Flossing helps protect your gums from developing periodontal disease. Unfortunately, some people are genetically predisposed to gum disease symptoms like:
If periodontal disease is left to develop it can cause a lot of problems down the line, but Dr. Philley will be able to develop a treatment plan to avoid those problems.
Early periodontal treatment includes brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. If it advances or if an infection develops, though, it will require intervention.
If you’re experiencing problems and need periodontal disease treatment, contact us today and let’s schedule an appointment.