When Glendora area patients may need Root Canal TherapyPatients seek a dentist in the San Gabriel Valley for affordable tooth decay treatments
Improper oral hygiene habits, as well as consuming sugary foods and beverages, can cause tooth decay. Left untreated, tooth decay can lead to infection or gum disease. Therefore, it is critical to seek treatment promptly when signs of tooth decay appear. Respected dentist Dr. Brianne Luu and the team at Gentle Care Dentistry in the San Gabriel Valley are happy to explain the signs and symptoms of tooth decay and the treatments available. We know cost is a major factor in deciding the right treatment, so we strive to provide options that are as affordable as possible.
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of tooth decay
Depending on the extent and location of tooth decay, signs and symptoms can vary. However, they often include:
- Pain when biting
- Visible holes in the teeth
- Tooth discoloration
- Tooth sensitivity when eating or drinking hot or cold foods or beverages
We can identify tooth decay during biannual dental check-ups. However, if you have noticed any of these signs or symptoms, contact us for an appointment.
Providing treatment for tooth decay
We offer treatments for tooth decay including fillings, crowns, inlays, and onlays. We believe in the most conservative treatment to ensure a healthy smile. We are a mercury free practice, meaning we avoid amalgam. This substance is used for fillings in other dental offices. However, it is about half mercury, a potent neurotoxin. Instead, we utilize tooth-colored composite resin fillings.
Crowns are caps placed on teeth that require some removal of tooth enamel. They protect and strengthen teeth and are highly recommended when there is a large amount of decay. Other treatments are inlays and onlays, restorations that are made to fit the area of teeth that need to be replaced.
If you are concerned about tooth decay, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Luu by calling +1 626-466-9596.