Tooth Decay Repair
Repair Your Tooth Decay with the Help of Our Jacksonville, FL Dentist
Turn to our dentist in Jacksonville, FL, for life-changing tooth decay repair. It’s time to restore your teeth and your confidence. No matter how much your brush, scrub, and floss, you may still fall victim to tooth decay. It’s more common than you think and we see clients at our Jacksonville, FL, dental office that have mild to significant tooth decay. No matter how the extent of damage or decay, James J. McCall can restore your confidence and your smile with ease.
Surprising Facts about Tooth Decay
- 23% of adults 20 to 64 have untreated decay.
- 92% of adults 20 to 64 have had Tooth Decay (dental caries) in their permanent teeth.
- Adults 20 to 64 have an average of 3.28 decayed or missing permanent teeth and 13.65 decayed and missing permanent surfaces.
Tooth decay can progress years without being treated. Tooth decay has several types, including:
- Coronal cavities
- Root caries
- Recurrent caries
- Baby bottle tooth decay
Coronal cavities are the most common in all ages. They develop on the visible part of the tooth, such as chewing surfaces or between teeth.
Root caries is more prevalent in older adults and those with receding gums that leave part of the root exposed.
Recurrent caries forms beneath or around existing dental filling/crowns. When bacteria and food particles get between the tooth and the filling, it can lead to decay if the filling hasn’t been properly placed or the filling is cracked.
Baby bottle tooth decay occurs when a baby falls asleep with a bottle in his/her mouth. It’s incredibly destructive to the formation of the baby’s mouth.
Repairing Tooth Decay
Depending on the severity of the tooth decay will ultimately decide the treatment process. Your first step is to contact James J. McCall Dentistry today. It’s important to get started right away to repair the damage and restore your smile.
We’ll start with an initial consultation and exam. From there, we’ll provide some options for your treatment procedure in addition to things you can do at home to prevent any new tooth decay. Reach us in Jacksonville, FL, today at (904) 620-9225 or fill out the contact form on our website.