What Are the Causes of a Cavity?

What Are the Causes of a Cavity?

Several factors could increase the risk of developing a cavity. They are commonly caused by poor oral hygiene and lack of dental care. The lack of dental cleanings, brushing, and flossing can lead to a build-up of plaque on the surface of the teeth. Another cause of cavities is diets that are high in sugary and acidic foods. Sugary and acidic foods and drinks can erode the enamel and contribute to the formation of cavities. Other factors could include certain medical conditions and medications and dry mouth.

What Are the Treatment Options for a Cavity?

The most common treatment for cavities is fillings. Dentists can use fillings to fill the space after removing the decayed tooth tissue caused by cavities. If a cavity is too large to be treated with a filling, it can be treated with a crown. If a cavity reaches the inner part of the tooth, it may require a root canal to prevent further infection or extraction if the tooth is too damaged to repair.  

Treat Your Cavity at AH Dentistry

If you have a cavity in Pittsfield Charter Township, MI, Pinckney, MI, Ann Arbor, MI, or the surrounding areas, Dr. Alberto A. Herrero at AH dentistry can help you. AH Dentistry offers a wide range of general and family dental services to help you reach & maintain optimal oral health. Our dentist and team are trained, skilled, compassionate, friendly, and committed to providing you with the dental care you need for a healthy, beautiful smile. To schedule an appointment today, please call our office at (734) 222-9140 or contact us online.

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