Pain and discomfort in the oral cavity can signal the need for fillings. In most cases, cavities cannot reverse themselves, and our trained dentist near you may place a filling to prevent infection from spreading.
Even small, seemingly insignificant cavities can cause pain and infection if left untreated. If you experience pain or increased sensitivity, please contact Advanced Dental Concepts to schedule an appointment.
Placing a filling is a simple treatment, but it can prevent the need for ongoing, costly dental treatment. Getting a timely filling can save you from tooth extraction or complicated root canal treatment. Fillings also increase the likelihood of preserving your natural teeth.
For larger cavities, Dr. Dana Nichols may place inlays, onlays, or crowns as fillings may crack due to expansion and contraction. Failure to get the cavity filled may result in the spread of infection to the tooth root and pulp chamber. Fillings near you seal off the cavity from air, food particles, debris, and bacteria.
Regular oral exams can help highlight cavities and help you get them filled before they cause trouble.
Cavities often form close to the gum line and hurt when food particles get stuck in the gap. If the toothache becomes more frequent or worsens in intensity, please call our experienced dentist in Laguna Beach, CA, for an appointment.
If you wince every time you drink hot coffee or drink a cold soda, you may be suffering from sensitivity. Cavities may expand to nerves, which get stimulated when exposed to air. Patients may also experience sensitivity for one or two days after getting a new filling.
The type of fillings depends on the location and nature of the cavity. Metal fillings are ideal for rear teeth as they are more resistant to high chewing forces. Dr. Dana Nichols may use composite resin for cavities in the front teeth as they are more aesthetic, though not as durable.
Please contact Advanced Dental Concepts for preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental care solutions.