Cavity Filling Procedure
Causes of Cavities
Sometimes there may be no symptoms or pain when a cavity is discovered. The earlier a cavity is filled the less damage is done to your oral health. Causes of cavities include bacteria, snacking, sugary drinks, and poor oral hygiene.
In addition to dental fillings, there are other types of treatment, like fluoride, crowns, and in severe cases root canals or tooth removal.
A cavity is an area of permanent damage within the hard surface of your teeth. Not cleaning your teeth well enough can lead to cavity symptoms, including:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Sharp pain when eating or drinking something sweet, hot or cold
- Visible holes in a tooth
- Brown, black or white staining on the surface of a tooth
- Pain when biting down
Cavity Prevention with Regular Cleanings
Regular cleanings are the best preventative care; they help you stop cavities from happening or getting worse. If you’re experiencing any of the above signs of a cavity, it is important to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists.
Cost of Fillings in Waukesha County
The cost for tooth filling without insurance is between $190 and $400 per tooth depending on the material used and how many surfaces you need filled on each individual tooth. Where the filling is located can also have an effect on cost. Hard-to-reach teeth can require more time and equipment. Every dentist, state, region, and city might have very different rates as well.
We do accept most major insurances. You can check your insurance coverage online. Our billing associates can help you establish whether your insurance will cover a tooth filling.