Some cavities only need a basic filling to repair them whereas others require more comprehensive work known as a root canal filling.
– A small cavity that only causes minor sensitivity or pain can usually be fixed with a basic filling.
– For larger, painful cavities where the root of the tooth might be dead, a root canal filling may be required.
It is best to book regular appointments with your dentist to keep teeth and gums clean of plaque and to detect any cavities in the early stages. This will help you to avoid painful complications.
“Your dentist is the best person to evaluate your smile for treatment.”
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Dr. Clifford Yudelman (Primary Dentist)
Dr Clifford Yudelman is the Founder of OptiSmile Advanced Dentistry and Implant Centre. The son of a retired dentist, he was born in South Africa and obtained his Degree at the University of Witwatersrand, Dental School in 1983. He gained further experience in London for 4 years whilst studying for his USA National and State Board Exams for California. In 1986 Dr Yudelman passed the final exams with the University of Southern California Dental Graduates. He moved to California and practiced in San Diego for 16 years. He was also licenced to practice in Australia and New Zealand. In 2002, Dr Yudelman moved to Perth Australia and started a practice in Nedlands. After 12 years in Perth, he reunited with his high school sweetheart and relocated back to South Africa. Once in Cape Town, he recognised the need for a state of the art multi-specialist practice. In October 2015, OptiSmile was born with state of the art equipment, modern architecture, bright, relaxing sea views in a calming and inviting environment. His focus has been on forming a team of highly trained and experienced professionals to deliver premium and exceptional dental care. OptiSmile’s primary purpose is to help you optimise your dental health and allow you to smile with confidence.
Dr Yudelman now resides in Sea Point with Robyn and 3 beautiful teenage kids. He loves photography, cycling and physical fitness.