Cavity & Dental Infection Treatment in Harrison County, WV
What Are Cavities and How Can I Prevent Them?
We have all heard of tooth cavities, but what are they? A cavity is another way to describe tooth decay, which can occur because of a number of oral health issues. Primarily, tooth decay occurs due to carbohydrates mixing with the bacteria in plaque, which creates an acid that causes the tooth to decay. Naturally, to avoid tooth decay, you want to minimize the amount of plaque in your mouth and the amount of carbohydrates you consume. Follow some of these guidelines to avoid cavities:
- Brush your teeth with toothpaste at least twice a day
- Limit your carbohydrate intake – particularly sugars and starches
- Make sure you are consuming fluoride, whether in water or capsules
- Attend semi-annual dentist appointments at Veltri, Day & Veltri
Do Not Allow Your Cavities to Cause Dental Infections
If you find out you have a cavity, it is something you should address with the dentists at Veltri, Day & Veltri immediately. The longer you leave tooth decay unattended, the more of the tooth’s pulp it affects. Since the pulp is filled with nerve tissue, eventually the decay can cause an abscess, and can lead to severe pain and facial swelling. Antibiotics and oral procedures such as tooth extractions are the only options for when you let tooth decay turn into dental infections, so do not let it get to that point! Call the dentists at Veltri, Day, & Veltri to set up routine appointments, handle tooth decay immediately, and prevent dental infections. We look forward to seeing you in Harrison County, WV soon!
Call Our Dental Office in Clarksburg, WV for More Information
If you or a loved one in the Clarksburg, WV area is concerned about their oral health, come to the experienced family dentists at Veltri, Day & Veltri. With routine appointments at our Harrison County dental office, our dentists can keep your teeth and gums healthy, and reduce the chance of dental infections. Do not take your oral health for granted! Visit Veltri, Day & Veltri at 222 Court Street in Clarksburg, WV!