Stop tooth decay in its tracks with dental fillings
According to the CDC, 15 percent of kids and 24 percent of adults suffer from untreated dental caries, aka tooth decay.
Cavities are one of the most common dental issues that we see here at Viva Dental Group. Cavities are holes in tooth enamel and dentin caused by tooth decay. We take a two-pronged approach to fighting tooth decay by not only treating cavities with dental fillings but also making recommendations for better home care. By brushing and flossing your teeth daily, you can help control the populations of bacteria that adhere to teeth in a film called plaque. You can also control their food source, namely debris from the food you eat. This prevents the bacteria from producing the acid that causes tooth decay and creates cavities.
Getting Dental Fillings
Many people dread the dentist’s drill. However, at Viva Dental Group we do everything in our power to make the experience of getting dental fillings as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We make sure that you are fully numb before the procedure begins, and we also ensure that the filling completely covers the cavity and is bonded to healthy tooth enamel to give you a long-lasting restoration.
Unfortunately, fillings don’t last forever. White composite fillings can become discolored over time, and any kind of filling may eventually crack or leak after years of stress from normal chewing and biting actions. It is important to visit the dentist regularly for cleanings and exams so that your dental fillings can be monitored for any signs of weakness. This way, you can replace or repair your fillings proactively and hopefully prevent further decay or pain from occurring.
If you have noticed any discolored or overly sensitive spots on your teeth, you may have a cavity. Schedule an appointment at Viva Dental Group now to get a professional dental exam and any necessary dental fillings to relieve pain and protect your teeth from further decay.