The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2008 showed that one in five people had an untreated tooth cavity and 75% had existing dental restorations. Though cavities are one of the easiest dental concerns to prevent, millions of children and adults still face problems with tooth decay. Dr. Irene Theodore is a family dentist in Chicago, Il. We offer complete care for children as well as adults. Our main concern is preventing tooth decay. We also offer a wide range of services to manage and treat tooth decay including fillings, crowns and root canals.

Tooth Cavity Treatment

Dr. Theodore can prevent tooth cavities with professional cleaning, fluoride treatments and sealants, which are plastic coverings that protect teeth. If you already have signs of tooth decay, she may recommend the following treatment: Composite Dental Fillings: Composite dental fillings are placed in a single visit, used to treat minor tooth cavities. Porcelain Fillings: If the tooth decay is more extensive, Dr. Theodore may use an indirect restoration such as a composite or ceramic filling to protect the tooth. Root Canal: When tooth decay progresses close to the nerve of the tooth, it can cause extreme pain. A root canal procedure will eliminate infection from inside the tooth. Dr. Theodore can then restore the tooth using a dental crown to prevent future problems.

Make an Appointment with Dr. Theodore

If you have tooth pain and think that you have a tooth cavity, contact our Chicago office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Theodore. Call 773.286.5286 or request an appointment online.