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.
If you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort, we can help. We’ll develop a unique treatment plan that will restore your smile and allow you to eat and drink normally again. Schedule an appointment today and learn how Dr. Philley can help.
If you know that you have a cavity and you’re an existing patient, we may be able to schedule a dental filling sooner rather than later. You don’t need to take many special precautions prior to your appointment.
You’ll want to brush and floss that morning like you normally do. You can eat and take all your medications up until your appointment.
How you prepare to get a crown installed will depend on whether or not you’re getting a one-day or multi-day installation.
For both types, you’ll receive an exam and local anesthesia. Your family dentist will also prepare your old tooth to have a crown placed on it.
In a single-day crown, the dentist will measure your tooth, create it, and then install it. For a multi-day crown, you’ll get a temporary crown while the final one is produced. On your second visit, the dentist will install your permanent crown.903-581-0581 Contact Us