Most of the time, we justify eating sweets by knowing that we’ll clean or brush our teeth soon enough, but what about when we do brush our teeth but miss some spots? Tooth decay can sometimes be inevitable and hard to manage, but that’s when dental fillings come into play to protect our teeth from further infection and even extraction. Let’s see what dental fillings are and how they can be an investment in our dental future.
Dental fillings are treatments best conducted by your dentist and an assistant, to remove any present tooth decay in one tooth, or a set of teeth. Dental fillings are started off by using a numbing agent at the site of the tooth and its surrounding areas in order to prevent any discomfort during the treatment. Next, with the help of a dental hygienist, your dentist will remove any present tooth decay in the teeth. Once this area has been thoroughly sanitized, a dental filling material will then be placed in the structure of the tooth in order to bring back the functionality of a fully-formed tooth.
Dental fillings can come in a variety of options, some being metal alloys, composite resins, and even porcelain. Depending on what your needs and circumstances are will determine which dental filling is best for you.
Dental fillings are so important because they rid the spread of infection before it becomes too severe. If left untreated, tooth decay can eventually form into an infection that goes much beyond the tooth, and can spread throughout the body causing a host of serious medical conditions. Dental fillings stop this before it happens, making them one of the most important preventive dentistry measures that you can take.
If you are currently suffering from any of the symptoms associated with dental fillings, then the best thing to do know would be to give us at Prime Dental a call. Our Garland dental office is open to new patients that are driven by a true care about their dental health and overall well-being. We love working with our patients to make sure they stay informed about the treatment they receive and how to take better care of their teeth at home. Give us a call today to set up a consultation appointment, you won’t regret it!