When cavities form, they can eventually cause serious discomfort as bacteria destroy enamel and infiltrate a tooth’s inner chamber, known as the pulp. While decay can be caught and treated with a dental filling before this happens, many patients do not seek help until they feel the discomfort of an advanced cavity. Whether you need a dental filling or dental crown to take care of your tooth, your Baxter, MN dentist can provide treatment that minimizes discomfort and preserves your appearance. When patients need to be treated for advanced decay, or when they have anxieties about dental care that make any type of restorative dental work difficult, we can provide nitrous oxide to make their time in the dentist’s chair more comfortable.

The Right Materials Can Restore Teeth Without Changing Your Smile

With the dental fillings and dental crowns that we use to restore teeth, we can resolve problems with dental decay without changing your smile. Patients sometimes worry that the restoration they receive will be made from a metal material that stands out among their teeth. Our fillings are made with a tooth-colored resin that both blends in with and bonds with your enamel, leading to cosmetic support and a lasting degree of support. Sometimes, cavities require more than just dental fillings due to the amount of damage they have caused to your tooth structure. In these situations, we can provide dental crowns that are made with ceramic or zirconia.

Our back teeth absorb more pressure when we bite and chew, which can make the durability of a restoration particularly important. Because these teeth require considerable support, and because they are not easy for people to see, we can recommend moving forward with treatment using metal fillings and crowns.

Using Nitrous Oxide To Make Treatment Easier

To make your time in the dentist’s chair easier, we can provide nitrous oxide during a procedure. Nitrous oxide helps people stay relaxed while they are cared for, but they still maintain awareness. For people with dental anxiety, this can provide important relief. It is also helpful for those who need to undergo longer and more involved treatments that can lead to discomfort.

Delaying Treatment Can Lead To Unpleasant Consequences

If you want to avoid advanced tooth decay, bring problems to your dentist’s attention as soon as possible, and be consistent with your regular dental checkups. When you avoid a trip to the dentist’s office, especially when you feel that something may be wrong, you raise your risk for an advanced cavity! If too much harm affects a tooth, your dentist may have no option left other than to extract the tooth and replace it with a prosthetic.

Talk To Your Baxter, MN Dentist’s Office To Schedule Restorative Dentistry

Greenhaven Family Dental is prepared to restore your tooth if you have a problem with a cavity. To find out more about how we can address your smile trouble, contact your Baxter, MN, dentist, Dr. Roberts, by calling (218) 454-0523.