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If you have a tooth that is suffering from tooth decay, then it’s important to treat it right away. Tooth decay, which is also known as a cavity, is a major dental issue that can destroy your tooth and affect your smile if you let it. The earlier you treat it, the better. Fortunately, there are many treatments your dentist, Dr. Don Harvey Dental, can use to help your tooth. Those treatments are:

-Dental fillings (Dental fillings, like composite or amalgam fillings, are used to treat a cavity at the earlier stages.)

-Dental inlays and onlays (Dental inlays and onlays are like dental fillings but they are made in a dental lab and they are used when the cavity is too big to treat with a filling.)

-Dental crowns (Dental crowns are porcelain tooth caps that cover the entire tooth and replace the tooth enamel. They are used when the cavity is too big to treat with fillings, inlays or onlays.)

-Root canal treatment (Root canal treatment is used when the inner surfaces of the tooth have been affected, like the pulp and nerve.)

-Tooth extraction (A tooth extraction is needed if the decay has damaged the tooth beyond repair.)

Call Don Harvey Dental today at 770-343-6565 if you would like to know more about the treatments available for cavities in Alpharetta, Georgia. Our dental team is happy to answer your questions and give you more information, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!