The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that 92 percent of adults have had cavities in their permanent teeth. Additionally, 42 percent of children ages 2 to 11 have had cavities in their baby teeth.
Despite being preventable, cavities continue at an alarming rate due to improper oral hygiene. A damaged tooth poses harm to a person's overall health. It can impact chewing, support of the jaw, and the surrounding gum tissue. It can also affect the appearance of someone's face.
If you have a cavity, the best option is to treat it as soon as possible. A filling and/or a root canal can treat a dental cavity. A filling is a restorative material used to repair a decayed, cracked or broken tooth. Different materials can be used like gold, amalgam, composite resin, and porcelain.
The filling procedure involves the use of a local anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the relevant tooth. Then, with a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser, the decayed area is removed. Testing of the area afterward is necessary to determine if all the decay has been removed. The empty hole is then cleaned to prepare the tooth for the filling.
Areas we serve:
Why Choose Us?
- More moms have referred us than any other dental office in Hawaii since 1986.
- Honolulu Magazine recognized 35 "Best Dentists" at Hawaii Family Dental in 2017, five times more than anyone else.
- Hawaii Family Dental is the only office has every specialty.
- 11 convenient locations throughout Hawaii
- Extended weekday and weekend hours
- Financing options as low as 0% interest for 24 months
- We love insurance and will maximize your benefits.