If you have a pain in your tooth when you eat something sweet, you may have a dental cavity. When you are experiencing any type of tooth pain, we urge you to visit us at Lake Street Dental where you can be seen by our top-notch Bloomingdale IL dentist, Dr. Harj Khaira.
Our Bloomingdale IL dentist can determine whether or not you have any dental cavities by providing you with a complete dental exam. During the exam, x-rays will be taken to determine whether or not you have any cavities developing between and on your teeth. Our dentist will also thoroughly examine your mouth for any signs of cavities. When a patient has cavities, they may experience tooth pain when eating something sweet, or even notice a rough or darkened spot on their tooth. If a dental cavity is allowed to stay on a tooth for a long period of time, decay can reach all the way to the center of the tooth and cause tooth pain when you eat something hot or cold. At this point you will need to have a root canal treatment. However, dental cavities can be identified very early during a dental exam, and can be easily treated. Dental cavities occur when the cavity-causing materials found in plaque, are able to eat through the enamel on your teeth. One of the best ways to prevent this from occurring is to brush and floss your teeth carefully every day. Also, come to our dental practice for regular teeth cleanings every six months. Children and adults can receive fluoride treatments as well. Fluoride treatments strengthen the tooth enamel, and thus help to prevent dental cavities from forming. Children are also able to receive dental sealants at our dental practice. These dental sealants are painted on to the flat chewing surface of the child’s back molars; they act as a physical barrier between the child’s teeth and the harmful cavity-causing substances found in plaque.
For an appointment to meet with our Bloomingdale IL dentist for a comprehensive dental exam, or cavity treatment, contact us today.