Cavity Fillings

Cavity Filings Kingston, PA

If you’re experiencing some tooth discomfort or sensitivity, you may have a cavity. Over time, when decay is left untreated, it can worsen and spread harmful bacteria to other teeth. It’s always best to treat tooth decay as soon as possible with a simple dental filling. Cavity fillings are among the most common procedures in our dental office, so rest assured you’re in good hands! Find out more about cavity fillings at our Kingston, PA office below, and schedule an appointment today!

    What is a Cavity Filling?

    A filling is a treatment commonly used to fill minor tooth decay. The filling restores the tooth to its normal shape and function while preventing further decay. Because tooth decay is among the world’s most prevalent health problems, most people will need a filing at least once in their lifetime.

    How Does It Work?

    Each time you come in for a checkup at Brand Dental, your dentist will check for suspicious areas. With digital X-rays, cavities can easily be detected in their early stages and treated with a simple filling. The process of getting a cavity filling includes:

    1. Your Comfort: Ensuring you feel comfortable during the procedure is our number one priority. We will numb the area to prevent you from experiencing any discomfort while treating your tooth decay.
    2. Removal of Decay: Once the numbing has taken effect, your dentist will remove the decay with a dental drill and shape the area to prepare it for the filling.
    3. Filling the Space: A tooth-colored filling material called composite is used to fill the space, then a curing light is placed by the area to harden the material.
    4. Final Adjustments: After the space is filled and hardened, your dentist will use special tools to finish and polish the tooth. The last step is to check your bite to make sure everything feels completely normal.

    Benefits of Cavity Fillings

    Tooth decay, when left untreated, can cause pain and require costly dental work to restore. By treating your tooth decay early with a simple filling, you’ll be able to save your tooth, stop the progression of decay, and get rid of harmful cavity-causing bacteria that can spread to other teeth.

    What to Expect

    If you notice some sharp edges to your filling or your bite feeling different, don’t be alarmed. Your dentist can easily fix these problems during a follow-up visit. Sometimes after a filling, you may experience some sensitivity, but it should decrease in 1-2 weeks. As long as you maintain good brushing and flossing habits, your filling should last for several years.

    Schedule Appointment

    Are you experiencing cavity symptoms? Schedule an appointment today at our Kingston, PA office to find out if you need a simple dental filling.