Is it time to take care of the tooth that is causing you persistent pain?
At Anthem Smile Arizona, we will develop a treatment plan to repair a tooth that has been damaged or weakened by decay. Regardless of the level of decay, a filling may be the best course of treatment, especially if the structural integrity of the tooth remains.
Getting rid of the decayed portion of the tooth is a must. If left untreated, you run the risk of a serious infection that can damage the pulp of the tooth, or the loss of the tooth altogether. The decay will be removed and the opening will be filled with a composite resin material or a traditional silver amalgam material. Other materials such as gold can also be used.
Teeth that have been cracked, broken or worn from misuse (such as from nail-biting or grinding) can also be filled.
Fillings can be maintained with good oral hygiene habits. Schedule regular cleanings, brush with a toothpaste containing fluoride, and floss at least once a day. If you suspect a filling might be loose or disintegrating, schedule an X-ray to assess the situation. Signs of a cracked filling;
Call Anthem Smile Arizona today at 623.469.6090 for immediate care or to schedule an appointment.