Tooth decay is the most commonly diagnosed dental health concern. Tooth decay is a progressive condition that can worsen when left untreated. Decay compromises the structure of the affected tooth and can allow bacteria to enter the root canal causing painful symptoms. Poor oral hygiene usually causes tooth decay. Patients can prevent decay through preventative dental care and a good at home oral hygiene routine.
Dr. Carter Perkins provides compassionate and comprehensive general dentistry focused on disease prevention and patient education. Our Dunnellon, FL dentist office is equipped with state of the art laser technology for cavity detection before it is visible to the human eye. Dr. Perkins recommends that patients visit our Dunnellon, FL dentist office at least once every six months to prevent the spread or progression of advanced dental health concerns. Preventive dental care can help catch developing oral health problems early for conservative and efficient treatment.
Treatment Options for Tooth Decay
Diagnosed in the initial stage tooth decay can be conservatively treated using a routine dental filling treatment. Dental fillings are a long lasting, durable solution for mild to moderate tooth decay. For patients with more advanced tooth decay, an inlay or onlay, a root canal or tooth extraction may be necessary to restore oral health. Dr. Perkins will always attempt to preserve as much of the affected tooth as possible to help maintain the natural smile.
Visit Our Dunnellon, FL Dentist Office
Preventative dental care is the most effective way to prevent tooth decay. Bi-annual visits to our Dunnellon, FL dentist office for professional cleanings and a thorough oral health exam helps keep teeth clean and healthy. In between visits, brushing and flossing twice a day is a patient’s best defense against developing cavities.
Perkins Dentistry welcomes new and returning patients to our Dunnellon, FL dentist office. We accept new patients from Dunnellon, Bellvue, Citrus Springs, Inverness, Crystal River, and all of Citrus County. To request a dental health exam, contact our dentist office at (352) 440-5827 or request an appointment online today.