At Six08 Dental, we may recommend a filling to our patients if a cavity has formed in a tooth, if an old filling needs to be replaced, or if a tooth has been cracked or damaged.
Why are Fillings so Important?
Fillings are important for two main reasons. The first is that they help to prevent tooth decay. When a cavity forms, the bacteria in plaque begin to eat away at the tooth enamel, causing a hole to form. If left untreated, the bacteria can reach the inner layers of the tooth, causing serious damage. Fillings help to fill in the cavities and prevent further decay. The second reason fillings are important is that they help to restore the strength and function of the tooth. Once a cavity has been filled, the tooth is able to once again withstand chewing and biting forces. fillings are made from a variety of materials, including metals, ceramics, and resins. Your dentist will help you choose the best material for your needs based on the location and size of the cavity. Fillings are an important part of maintaining oral health, so be sure to see your Dentist for regular checkups!
How to Know if You Have a Cavity?
You might not be able to see or feel a cavity in its early stages, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there. Here are a few things to watch out for that could be signs you have a cavity:
-Your teeth feel more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures than usual.
-You see white spots or discoloration on your teeth.
-You have bad breath that doesn’t go away with brushing and flossing.
-You feel pain when you bite down.
If you think you might have a cavity, the best thing to do is to see your dentist as soon as possible. They will be able to diagnose the problem and recommend the best treatment option. Don’t wait until the cavity gets worse – schedule an appointment today!