Tooth fillings are routine procedures used to treat cavities. Filling a cavity is pain-free. When a cavity is not filled, it could lead to more serious dental health problems such as pain, abscesses, or teeth that cannot be saved.
The area surrounding your filling will be numbed to provide maximum comfort. Then, the decay is removed from the tooth and the filling material is placed in the correct spot to ensure the tooth is not vulnerable to further decay. With modern technology, filling materials are high quality and match the natural color of your teeth.
The dentist will recommend fillings as appropriate when cavities are identified during your checkups. For more information about fillings or to schedule your next checkup, call Bay Hills Family Dentistry.