You might wonder if you’ll simply wake up one morning and notice that you have a cavity. Is this how tooth decay works? Or, is it possible to have absolutely no inkling that decay is affecting your tooth? Fortunately, there’s an easy way to detect this concern (and to treat it). If it’s time for a dental filling, you can find out with our help. Learn more about protecting your smile from associated complications and how to figure out what to do, so you’re receiving restorations the moment you need them.
How You Know
You may or may not recognize on your own that you have a cavity. This is why it becomes so important that you see our team for your twice-every-year checkups. Even though you may not notice the beginnings of tooth decay, we can spot them often when the issue is still something you can reverse. Whether we send you home with suggestions to stop a cavity from forming or we suggest a dental filling, you’ll know early, rather than when you have a big cavity, that you require care.
What To Do
When we suggest a dental filling for you, don’t wait. Instead, schedule the treatment right away. We offer either metal fillings or composite (made of a material that we will color-match to your tooth, so you cannot see that you even have a filling in place!). When you take care of decay without procrastinating, you stop the progress of the disease (tooth decay) from destroying additional tissue. The result? You don’t end up with a larger cavity or an infected tooth, which can yield a need for a crown (or a root canal and crown). Fillings are easier and less costly, so choose to act ASAP!
Schedule A Suggested Dental Filling Right Away
Have questions about fillings and you would like to take care of your smile? Don’t hesitate! Contact us to ask your questions, so we may treat your tooth immediately. Schedule your visit with Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry today by calling (281) 974-4494. We serve patients from Houston, Memorial City, Bunker Hill, West Beltway, City Center, Hedwig Village, and all surrounding communities.