Dental fillings are one of the most common procedures that we perform. Tooth decay is a serious dental problem that can lead to even more severe problems when left untreated. Bacteria present in the mouth can cause a cavity that must eventually be filled with a dental filling at the dentist office.
One of the most common causes of dental pain is tooth decay. This condition starts when your tooth enamel starts breaking down, forming areas of decay on the tooth surface. This decay is the result of bacteria that secrete acids onto the tooth structure, which compromises it. This bacteria lives in a sticky biofilm that adheres to your teeth.
Most of the time dental decay can be prevented through the maintenance of proper oral care habits and by keeping up with your regular dental checkups. However if the dental decay happened to take place, we will utilize local anesthesia and the latest techniques and materials to get rid of it and restore the tooth to its function and pleasant appearance.
We begin by administering a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort by numbing your tooth. We then remove damaged parts of your tooth and thoroughly clean the area, removing bacteria and debris. Finally, we apply a filling material into the cavity to fill it.
Following your dental filling procedure, it is recommended that you adhere to sound oral care practices like regular teeth brushing, as well as flossing between your teeth.
In some cases, follow-up appointments are advised so that we can monitor the progress of the tooth that was filled.
Are you concerned that you have a decayed tooth that requires attention? If so, you need to contact the office of Aesthetic Dental Center in Morris County today to schedule an appointment so that we can check things out and develop a treatment plan if needed.
We take our patients’ privacy seriously. Please refrain from providing any personal health or sensitive information. Call us at (973) 361-6200 to schedule your appointment over the phone.
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