No matter how diligent you are about taking care of your teeth, decay can still happen. Those cavities can creep up on you when you least expect it. You may not even know you have a cavity until you take a trip to the dentist, or you could feel an aching in your tooth. If you get to the point when it hurts, you probably have a more severe cavity. You’ll want to get it taken care of with the proper treatment. Teeth fillings are the most common form of treatment for cavities. Learn how they can benefit you.
Stop the Decay in its Tracks
When a cavity begins, it is eating away at your tooth as it decays. Our dentist will put a stop to your cavity by targeting the damaged area of your tooth and making sure the area is clean. It will then be filled with a special material that most likely matches the color of your teeth.
Avoid Nerve Damage
If tooth decay progresses too far, it can damage the nerve of your tooth. At this point, the tooth will die. In order to save it, the dentist will have to do a root canal. This is a more involved procedure. A filling is considered a simple fix.
Keep a Functioning Tooth
When our dentist fills your tooth, you will have a tooth that continues to function well. You will also avoid the pain that comes with an untreated cavity. Thanks to advances in the materials used for fillings, you won’t even be able to tell that your tooth has been filled. Your filling will blend in as long as you don’t get a silver filling.
Talk to Our Dentist
If you are having trouble with your teeth and you think you are going to need teeth fillings, make an appointment with our dentist at Carnegie Dental Clinic in Victoria. The sooner you address any issues, the better chance you have of protecting your teeth from any additional damage. Teeth fillings are a simple way to fill a decayed spot on your tooth. You need to make dental care a priority. Contact us today to book a consultation and get started.