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10600 York Road Suite 105 Cockeysville, MD 21030

Tooth Cavities Hunt Valley, MD

CavitiesAn Overview

While cavities are most common in children, they can be a problem for adults as well. Cavities form as tooth enamel wears away due to a build up of plaque and bacteria. There are many ways to prevent cavities from forming, including:

  • Regular visits to the dentist for professional cleaning
  • Brushing twice a day
  • Flossing once a day
  • Eating a healthy diet, limiting sugary snacks and sodas

Tooth Cavity Symptoms

A dentist can identify cavities usually before you experience symptoms, so it is important to maintain regular dental check-ups. Common symptoms may include:

  • Toothache or tooth pain
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Holes in the teeth
  • Sore gums or bleeding gums

Adult patients can have tooth decay problems, especially around the margins of crowns, fillings, and other restorations. Tooth root decay can be a problem for people who have receding gums.

Cavities What to Expect

If you do have a tooth cavity or if your teeth are showing signs of decay, Dr. Izadi and Dr. Rafat may recommend a number of general dentistry treatments depending on the severity of your situation. The primary goal is to restore the tooth to proper health and minimize the risk of further decay.

Treatment For Tooth Cavities

Treatment for tooth cavities often involves a dental filling. Your dentist may either use a composite resin dental filling, porcelain filling or gold filling. In other cases, the tooth may require a dental crown to restore stability and function.

Schedule an Appointment

The best way to prevent tooth cavities is through regular visits to the dentist. Schedule an appointment with the dentists at Valley Dental Health near Hunt Valley, Sparks & Phoenix MD. Call (410) 803-5587 or request an appointment online.

Roham Rafat, DDS, MS

Why choose Valley Dental Health?

Valley Dental Health is your dental home for comprehensive general, restorative and cosmetic treatments and procedures. Our Cockeysville dentist office serves patients and families from many local communities including Hunt Valley, Phoenix, Sparks, and Lutherville. Led by Dr. Roham Rafat and Dr. Ashley Izadi, our team is committed to your oral health and cosmetic goals. We want you to enjoy the benefits of a smile that feels as good as it looks.

Dr. Rafat is also a periodontist and offers complete services for tooth replacement with dental implants. We are one of few local dentist offices offering IV sedation for your complete comfort during your treatment. Dr. Rafat works with all patients to ensure that they maintain healthy gums, which play an important role in keeping your smile stable and lasting.

We welcome new patients of all ages and look forward to providing personalized dental care for your unique needs and goals.