If you don’t take good care of your teeth and gums when you have braces, there is a good chance you’ll suffer a cavity during your orthodontic journey. This can be quite inconvenient, troublesome, and even painful. It’s important to contact your dentist as soon as possible. Our orthodontist, Dr. Joseph Wilson, is happy to explain the next steps that are likely to be taken.
When you get to your dental office, your dentist will talk with your orthodontist and decide the next best treatment step. If the cavity is minor, your dentist might recommend delaying treatment as long as you thoroughly and deeply clean your smile each day, which should include brushing after you eat, flossing once a day, rinsing daily, and attending your dental checkups. This can help you prevent the progression of the cavity.
If your cavity is too severe, your dentist will restore your tooth right then. This can help you improve your overall health and wellness as well as the health and function of the tooth. Depending on the severity of the decay, your dentist might use a dental filling, dental crown, or other dental restoration to treat the cavity.
For more information and details about how to treat a cavity when you have braces in Yuma, Arizona, please reach out to our orthodontic team at Yuma Orthodontics, Inc. when you have the chance. All you need to do is dial (928) 343-9559 and we will be thrilled to help you!