Have you ever had a dental cavity? Cavities are issues that Dr. Baruch B. Lifshitz sees in patients all the time at our Ramapo dental office. Cavities are the result of decay. If you neglect your oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing at home, you are at a greater risk of experiencing tooth decay and cavities. The reasoning behind this is that bacteria and food debris, if left on your teeth and in your mouth for too long, release an acid that can eat away at the enamel of your teeth and form the small holes in your teeth known as cavities. Having a cavity usually comes along with some uncomfortable symptoms such as toothache and increased tooth sensitivity. If you are noticing these kinds of symptoms, or have found visible holes in a tooth or teeth, it is in your best interest to visit our Ramapo dental office as soon as possible so that Dr. Lifshitz can evaluate your symptoms and recommend treatment as needed.
The most common treatment for cavities is the use of a dental filling. At our Ramapo dental office, we use both traditional dental filling materials and newer filling methods depending on your individual needs and the state of your tooth’s decay. Traditional dental fillings are made of materials like gold, porcelain, and composite. These materials are especially durable and long lasting and are therefore often used for teeth at the back of the mouth where most chewing and wear and tear take place in the mouth. Newer filling materials such as ceramic and plastic compounds are typically used in places in the mouth where aesthetics are more important. These materials mimic the appearance of natural teeth so that they blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. We can let you know which type of filling is best for you during your next visit at our Ramapo dental office.
If you are interested in learning more about dental fillings or any of the other services provided by Dr. Lifshitz and his staff at our Ramapo dental office, we recommend that you visit our practice’s website. It features plenty of useful information about our services and dental health in general. If you have a question or comment that we can help you with, feel free to give us a call or contact us online.