The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that 92 percent of adults have had cavities in their permanent teeth and children ages 2 to 11 had 42 percent 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 as it also impacts chewing, supporting the jaw, and 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 cavity can be treated with a root canal and filling. 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 tooth to be filled. Then, with a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser, the decayed area is removed. Testing of the area follows to determine if all the decay has been removed. The empty is then cleaned to prepare the tooth for the filling.
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- More moms have referred us than any other dental office in Hawaii since 1986
- Honolulu Magazine recognized 35 "Best Dentist" at Hawaii Family Dental in 2017, five times more than anyone
- 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
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