How to treat cavities
Cavities are the worst. They’re painful, and if you don’t treat them, they can lead to infections and even tooth loss. If your dentist finds one, she’ll recommend treating it right away.
Anyone can get a cavity, even the best brushers and flossers, so don’t feel bad. Just be sure to get it fixed!
When you need a cavity filled, we will:
- Make you as comfortable as possible.
- Numb the area around the tooth so it won’t hurt. If you feel any pain after the area’s been numbed, be sure to tell your dentist. You might need more medication.
- Remove the decayed parts of the tooth.
- Clean every surface.
- Fill the cavity to create lasting repair for your tooth.
Choices, choices, Which filling should I pick?
These days, you can get gold, porcelain, silver, or even plastic resin fillings. Studies say each method is safe, effective and can last up to 15 years. That’s a long time!
Your dentist will explain the pros and cons of each filling material, and our staff will pay close attention to your insurance plan so you can make the best choice for you.