Affecting a large percentage of the population, dental cavities are the most common dental concern. Treating dental caries as soon as possible allows for the most effective treatment. Dental cavities are a growing health concern that can affect patients of all ages. When left untreated, tooth decay can lead to more complex oral health issues.
Tooth decay is the result of a lack of good oral hygiene. Patients who do not brush, or do not brush well, are more susceptible to developing dental decay. Tooth decay happens when plaque and tartar begin to build up on the surface of the teeth. Bacteria will start to grow and leave behind an acidic by-product. The acid erodes the protective tooth enamel. Once the enamel coating becomes compromised, the bacteria can spread, infecting the pulp of the tooth.
Treating Dental Cavities
Oakton Dental Center offers comprehensive and personalized treatment for dental cavities. Dental fillings are an effective treatment for tooth decay when diagnosed in the early stages of development. In just one visit to our Oakton, VA dentist office the dental filling treatment can be completed. We offer cosmetic white dental fillings for a natural smile. White fillings blend with the teeth and are virtually invisible.
For patients with more advanced decay, a root canal or tooth extraction may be necessary to restore their optimal oral health. If a tooth extraction is necessary, Dr. Ahrabi offers full-service dental implant services. Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth.
Childhood Dental Cavities
Cavities affect almost half of all children in the 1st grade. Preventing tooth decay in children can help them enjoy a lifetime of good oral health habits. Childhood cavities can lead to future oral health complications. Cavities can compromise the natural development of the teeth and gums.
Our Oakton, VA family dentist office practices patient education and preventative dentistry for disease prevention. We help patients maintain their most natural and healthy smile. Patients can prevent tooth decay by practicing at home oral hygiene and with regular visits to the dentist. A dental sealant treatment can prevent dental cavities from developing in hard to reach spots like the back molars.
Our staff will help teach patients proper oral hygiene techniques. We can offer tips and tricks for making brushing and flossing a fun family activity. Regular six-month dental check ups help Dr. Ahrabi spot the early signs of developing decay. Early diagnosis allows for conservative treatment.
Areas We Serve
We welcome new and returning patients of all ages. We proudly serve patients in Oakton, Vienna, McLean, Merrifield, Fairfax and all surrounding communities. Led by Dr. Ahrabi, our team has built a dental care practice that is patient-focused, welcoming and family oriented. We provide modern, comprehensive and personalized family and cosmetic dental care. Through patient education, we encourage honest communication and build positive, life long patient-dentist relationships. To schedule a dental check up contact our Oakton, VA dentist office, or request an appointment online.