Cavities are holes that develop in the teeth when bacteria and acid attack. Typically, cavities form when you have poor oral hygiene, you forget to visit Dr. Valerie Foster every six months, or you eat many carbohydrates, like candy, cake, soda, bread, cereal, etc.
Despite popular belief, adults can still get cavities if they’re not careful. Even seniors can also fall victim to tooth decay because cavities develop around older fillings. Also, some seniors didn’t take good care of their smiles while they were younger, so their teeth are more fragile.
Fortunately, tooth decay can be treated in a variety of ways. Your dentist can use filling if the cavity is treated early enough. If the cavity isn’t treatable with a filling, they can restore the tooth with a dental crown. If this is not a viable treatment option, she can remove infected dental pulp from the root canal. If these treatments fail, the tooth will need to be extracted.
For more information about cavities in Aloha, Oregon, please call our dental office at
503-649-7011 and talk to a member of our team. Schedule an appointment today if you suspect that you have one or more cavities. We are happy to help you restore your oral health!