Reversing Cavities

in Marietta, GA

Dentist Marietta

Less Drilling, More Results!

If you’ve ever been told that you have a cavity, you’re probably familiar with the traditional treatment: drilling and filling. But what if there was a way to reverse cavities without all the drilling and filling? At Cobb Dental Associates in Marietta, GA, we’re excited to offer our patients the option of reversing cavities through a process called remineralization.

Remineralization

One of the primary advantages of remineralization is that it requires less drilling and filling than traditional cavity treatment. This is because the process involves replenishing the minerals that have been lost from tooth enamel due to decay, rather than removing the decayed tissue and filling the resulting hole.

In addition to being less invasive, remineralization has been shown to be just as effective as traditional drilling and filling in reversing cavities. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, teeth treated with remineralization were just as likely to be cavity-free one year later as teeth that had been treated with traditional drilling and filling (1).

Reversing Cavities

So how does remineralization work? The process begins with a thorough cleaning of the affected tooth to remove any plaque or tartar that may be present. We’ll then apply a special gel or varnish to the tooth that contains minerals such as fluoride and calcium, which are known to help strengthen tooth enamel.
In some cases, we may also recommend that you use a fluoride rinse or toothpaste at home to help speed up the remineralization process. It’s important to note that remineralization is not a one-time treatment – it’s a continuous process that requires regular follow-up visits to ensure that the affected tooth is staying healthy.

Overall, remineralization is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive way to reverse cavities and preserve the health of your teeth. If you’re interested in this approach to cavity treatment, we encourage you to speak with one of our dentists at Cobb Dental Associates in Marietta, GA.