One of the biggest problems that can occur within the smile is dental decay, also known as “cavities.” Cavities are often caused by inadequate oral hygiene and results in large holes in the tooth’s enamel. Untreated cavities can become extremely problematic. These holes can become larger and deeper and can result in an infection within the tooth. Patients with cavities might also notice pain and sensitivity. It is important that patients with cavities not only get them diagnosed in the earliest stages but seek effective treatment services with their dentist in Hamilton, ON. Composite resin tooth fillings are often the best option for our patients.
Fillings are resin materials that are placed within a tooth’s structure if dental decay becomes large enough for treatment. This material is biocompatible with the body and safe to use in the oral cavity, unlike other materials in the past such as silver amalgam fillings. Dr. Karen Ho of Dentistry on Parkdale uses composite resin for many reasons. Composite resin fillings are:
Fillings protect the natural tooth from further damage after a cavity has appeared. If the cavity is large enough within the tooth, it can carry deep within and infect the dental pulp inside of the tooth’s canals. The dental pulp is a tissue mass that includes the blood supply and nerves of a tooth. If infected, it can cause a severe toothache that may require root canal therapy. Instead, patients should treat their cavities in the earliest stage to avoid future difficulties.
At Dentistry on Parkdale, Dr. Karen Ho and her staff are available to help not only with areas of dental decay but in all aspects of dentistry. Our professionals are available to assist patients in the area of Hamilton, ON and can be reached at 905-547-4940 to request an appointment. The office, located at 21 Parkdale Avenue South, is here to help both children and adults with their oral health needs, including the treatment of cavities.
Dr. Karen Ho is a trusted dentist serving patients of all ages in Hamilton, Ontario. Having studied at prestigious institutes such as McMaster University and University of Toronto and trained at Hartford Hospital (General Practice Residency), she opened her private practice in 2003.
Dr. Ho is committed to lifelong learning as she believes that she can serve her community better by constantly updating herself. She is affiliated with many professional organisations like the Academy of General Dentistry, Institute for Clinical Practice of Pediatric Dentistry, The Dawson Academy Study Club, Niagara Peninsula Dental Diagnostic Study Club, Hamilton Chapter of the Seattle Study Club (Founding Member), and Boston and Tufts Universities.