More Options for Fillings to Repair Cavities

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.

First Step, Remove The Decay

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.

Caring For Your fillings

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;

  • a tooth is extremely sensitive;
  • a tooth has developed a sharp edge;
  • a noticeable crack can be seen in the filling;
  • a piece is missing from the filling or you have pieces of filling in your mouth when you wake up in the morning.

Call Anthem Smile Arizona today at 623.469.6090 for immediate care or to schedule an appointment.

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