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Are you curious to know the treatments available for cavities? If so, our dentist, Dr. James L. Johnson, is more than happy to help you. Fortunately, there are many treatments available to help decayed teeth. Now, each treatment can help at different stages of the cavity’s development. In other words, the more the cavity grows, the more invasive the treatment will need to be. These are the treatments available:

-Dental fillings (Fillings are typically used at the early stages of the cavity. You can use amalgam or composite fillings to treat the cavity.)

-Dental crowns (Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that replace the tooth enamel. They are made in a dental lab and they treat a tooth that has a more dangerous cavity.)

-Root canal treatment (A root canal is necessary when the cavity has infected the inner surfaces of the tooth. It involves removing the affected structures and filling the tooth.)

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

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about treatments available for cavities in West Jordan, Utah, please contact James L. Johnson - The Dentist today at 801-255-7800. Our dental team is happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!