Tooth Decay

Tooth Decay Treatment- PHC Dental Care of Miami Florida

Tooth decay and cavities are oral health issues caused by the breakdown of tooth structure due to bacterial activity. Premium Healthcare Dental Center in Miami offers treatments for tooth decay depending on the severity and extent of the decay. Here are some of the most effective treatments:

  • Dental fillings: For minor to moderate tooth decay. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed, and the resulting cavity is filled with a dental material such as composite resin or amalgam. Fillings restore the tooth’s functionality and prevent further decay.
  • Dental crowns: When tooth decay is extensive, a dental crown may be necessary. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that cover the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line. They provide strength and protection to weakened teeth and improve their appearance.
  • Root canal therapy: If tooth decay reaches the pulp, where the tooth’s nerve and blood vessels are located, a root canal may be performed. During this procedure, the infected pulp is removed, and the root canals are cleaned, disinfected, and filled with a biocompatible material. A crown is usually placed on top to protect the restored tooth.
  • Dental bonding: Dental bonding is an option for small areas of tooth decay. A tooth-colored resin material is applied and bonded to the tooth, restoring its shape and function. It is a quick and cost-effective treatment.
  • Fluoride treatment: In the early stages of tooth decay, fluoride treatments can help re-mineralize and strengthen the tooth enamel, reversing the decay process.

Preventive measures such as regular dental check-ups, professional cleanings, and practicing good oral hygiene habits like brushing and flossing are essential to prevent tooth decay.

The best treatment for tooth decay varies depending on the individual case. Call us for an appointment with one of our dental professionals for a proper diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.


Tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities, is the destruction of tooth structure caused by the buildup of plaque and bacteria. It leads to the formation of holes or cavities in the teeth.

Tooth decay is primarily caused by poor oral hygiene, a diet high in sugar and carbohydrates, bacteria in the mouth, and certain lifestyle factors such as smoking or dry mouth.

Common symptoms of tooth decay include tooth sensitivity, toothache, visible pits or holes in the teeth, dark spots or discoloration, and bad breath.

Treatment for tooth decay depends on the extent of the decay. It may involve removing the decayed portion of the tooth and placing a dental filling, dental crown, or in severe cases, a root canal treatment or tooth extraction.

In its early stages, tooth decay can be reversed through remineralization with fluoride treatments and improved oral hygiene practices. However, once a cavity forms, it cannot be reversed and requires dental treatment.

Tooth decay can be prevented through regular brushing and flossing, limiting sugary and acidic foods and beverages, using fluoride toothpaste, and visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.

Client Testimonials

"I had struggled with significant tooth decay for years, and getting treatment at PHC Dental Care was a life-changing decision. The team was skilled, caring, and made me feel comfortable throughout the process. Now, I have a beautiful smile and the confidence to enjoy my favorite foods again."
Fernando L.
"Choosing PHC Dental Care for tooth decay treatment was the best decision I made. The expertise of the dental team was evident from the first consultation to the final restoration. I am amazed at how natural and comfortable my new smile feels. Thank you for giving me a reason to smile brightly again!"
Rita J.
"I have had discomfort and pain due to tooth decay for quite sometime. The treatment at PHC Dental Care changed my life. The results are incredible, and I feel like I have my smile back. The entire experience was seamless, and the care I received was exceptional."
Danielle W.

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