As a general dentist in Geneva, IL, Dr. Neeraj Khanna sees many patients with dental caries (tooth cavities). Adults as well as children are susceptible to cavities and we offer a broad range of services to help prevent and treat tooth decay.
Preventing Dental Cavities
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste (if over the age of 2)
- Floss daily – cavities frequently form between teeth
- Maintain a healthy diet, limiting sugary snacks and soda
- Visit the dentist regularly for teeth cleanings and exams
Our Dental Cavity Treatment
While most patients don’t notice any signs of a tooth cavity, a dentist like Dr. Khanna can easily spot signs of tooth decay and prevent cavities from forming or getting worse. One of the more advanced technologies we use in our Geneva dental office is Diagnodent, an innovative cavity detection tool. This small pen like instrument emits fluorescent light to precisely identify weakened areas on the enamel surface.
If you are showing signs of decay, Dr. Khanna will recommend a personalized treatment plan to restore your teeth to optimal health. Treatment for tooth cavities may include: cosmetic dental fillings, inlays and onlays or dental crowns.
Tooth Decay in Children
According to research, over 50% of first-graders and 80% of 17-year-olds have cavities. Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in America. Pediatric dentistry is extremely important to help children and adolescents establish healthy mouths early for a lifetime of smiles. Dr. Khanna is a general dentist, treating young children and adolescents. He recommends that parents and caregivers bring children in for an initial visit around the age of 3 years- when all primary teeth have erupted.
Schedule a Consultation
Schedule an appointment with Khanna Dentistry in Geneva, Il for your next dental cleaning and to be screened for cavities and tooth decay.