Dr. Andrew Harris, DDS
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What are cavities?

Cavities are holes that are formed by bacteria on the surfaces of your teeth.  Plaque is formed from the bacteria in your mouth, after it continuously feeds on food and beverages that you consume.  Plaque will begin to breakdown your tooth enamel when left on your teeth, causing a cavity.  A cavity will continue to grow until it is treated by your dentist.  Dr. Harris will remove the cavity, clean the healthy tooth and replace the cavity space with a filling.

Cavities may not cause any pain when they are only on the outer layer of your tooth, making regular cleanings an important part of your dental care.  When cavities are caught early, they can be easily treated with a simple filling.  If a cavity is left untreated, you may notice pain or sensitivity in your tooth.  Dr. Harris can help eleviate your pain and eliminate the cavity in these cases, as well.

Please call us today with any questions or to set up an appointment.