Roberson Dental Care offers a wide range of general dentistry services, such as teeth cleaning, examinations, and counseling patients on oral healthcare. We work together in support of our commitment to ensuring that every patient in the Birmingham area (Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Homewood) receives the care they want and need to achieve optimal oral and overall health.
Treatment for Cavities at Roberson Dental in Birmingham
Sugar and acid from food and drinks provide the perfect environment for plaque to flourish. The accumulation of plaque on your teeth can lead to decay. When a tooth becomes significantly decayed, it may need to be filled or restored. Fortunately, such decay is avoidable by ensuring you always brush and floss daily, as well as receive regular preventive care exams at our Birmingham dental practice.
If Dr. Roberson and you determine that it’s time for a filling, he will first remove the decayed portion of the tooth, then add filling material. Although silver amalgam was once the only option for filling a cavity, Roberson Dental Care offers patients composite filling material that matches the shade of their natural teeth, and is free of mercury.
A dental sealant is a bonding resin that helps prevent decay in the small cracks and fissures of a tooth’s surface. They are a very effective preventative measure to protect your back molars. We at Roberson Dental Care recommend them for patients over the age of six. If you’re debating about getting a sealant for yourself or your child, call our Birmingham dental team today to request a consultation. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and offer guidance as to your best options.
Roberson Dental Care offers fluoride as a foam, gel, or varnish. Fluoride treatment helps our young patients with newly formed teeth keep them as clean as possible, especially while they’re still learning good oral hygiene skills. Fluoride treatment can also be a good option for patients with a decreased flow of saliva (sometimes called dry mouth or xerostomia), orthodontics, tooth sensitivities, children who lose molars, and patients undergoing radiation of the head or neck.
If you live in Birmingham, Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills or Homewood, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dental office for additional questions, or to schedule your next cleaning and examination!