Stopping Tooth Decay With a Filling

May 26, 2021

When you have a cavity, this could mean an eventual infection or even the loss of your tooth! But don’t worry, we have a solution that only takes one visit to place. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist will discuss how we create a lifelike dental filling with a metal-free composite resin!

The Warning Signs of a Cavity

How do you know when to see us for treatment? Well, the common warning signs of a cavity include toothaches and tooth sensitivity, especially to hot or cold foods and drinks. If you attend six-month checkups, then we will likely diagnose the presence of a cavity in the earlier stages, before you experience discomfort. Once your tooth, hurts, this means the decay is in an advanced stage and treatment is crucial to avoid an infection. Cavities form when the outer enamel is compromised, often due to issues like poor oral hygiene, plaque buildup, or even injury that cracks or chips a tooth. This exposes sensitive inner dentin to bacteria, enabling the decay to begin forming and growing with time.

Treatment With a Filling

If we examine your smile and discover a cavity, our team will administer a numbing agent to the area around the tooth, and then remove the decays from it. We clean the tooth thoroughly, and apply the filling material. Instead of metal, we opt for composite resin, with is free of metal, safe for people of all ages, and can be color-matched to blend with your smile. The resulting restoration then looks natural, and can last for years to come! After applying the composite resin, we cure the tooth with a light, shaping it as we do. The final step involves polishing it for a more lifelike appearance. In only one visit, we treat your cavity and leave your tooth looking whole and natural!

A Lifetime of Care for New Patients and Their Families

Our office is accepting new patients, and is ready to offer a lifetime of care for families in our community. You can give us a call to schedule an initial appointment for you or a member of your family. We accept most major dental insurance plans, and have third party financing options. If you don’t have dental insurance, we have a membership plan that covers preventive care, and special plans for children or those with gum disease!

Do You Have Questions About Family Dentistry?

We’re ready to help people of all ages enjoy optimal oral health. For more information on how we help cavities in only one visit, or to schedule a dental consultation, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.