A properly filled cavity can prevent further and more costly procedures later on. Your dental filling procedure will begin with one of our experienced dentists applying local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, the decayed are will be removed and the space will be cleaned for the filling. Finally your dentist will finish and polish the filling for a comfortable fit.
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 treatments like fluoride and 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 tooth
- Brown, black or white staining on the surface of tooth
- Pain when biting down
Cavity Prevention with Regular Cleanings
Regular cleanings are the best way to avoid and prevent 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.