Dental implants are at the epitome of modern dentistry — and for a good reason. They are built to last and are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Dental implant treatment seeks to replace a missing tooth in the mouth.
However, most people get nervous at the thought of going under the knife during the procedure. Fortunately, this treatment is quite simple and rarely results in any complications. You'll end up with a beautiful smile that should last for years to come.
When you undergo any type of surgery, you may experience some complications afterward. If you have had to have a tooth pulled due to whatever reason, your dentist may recommend oral surgery to give you dental implants. During the first step of this surgery, your dentists will make a small incision into your gums and then drill a hole into the bone. Once there is a hole, your dentist will then insert a metal rod which will essentially act as an anchor later on for a dental crown; giving you back your ability to chew and function like normal.
Small dental cavities usually don't present any symptoms. But don't let this fool you. No matter how small a cavity is, if you don't take any action to remedy it, a cavity will grow. If the cavity grows out of control, you could lose the affected tooth. As such, if you have spotted a small dental cavity, even a tiny one, then take steps to prevent it from getting worse.