Do you have severe tooth pain caused by decayed, chipped, or broken teeth? If left untreated, the bacteria on the decayed tooth can go deep into the tooth and cause infection on the tooth pulp and nerves. The longer you wait to get treated, the worse it could get and the direr the consequences. Put an end to your toothache and suffering by getting dental fillings at Aviva Dental Care of Cedar Park, Texas.
Dr. Apurva Arjarapu treated cavities for many Cedar Park, Leander, Round Rock, and Austin patients with dental fillings. Ask her how the dental fillings can help restore the tooth's strength, shape, and function. Look no further than the Aviva Dental Care of Cedar Park for exceptional dental care to treat your cavities or decayed teeth. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
What is a cavity?
Dental plaque is a sticky, pale yellow film that forms between the teeth and along the gum line every 4-12 hours after brushing. The bacteria in plaque produce acids, wear down the enamel over some time, and cause tooth decay. Cavity or Caries form as the tooth decay grows and forms a hole in the tooth.
Dental cavities are prevalent among all ages. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, 91% of Americans over 20 have had cavities at some point in their lives, and 27 percent of adults over 20 have untreated caries. Untreated cavities lead to toothaches, infection, and tooth extractions. Depending on the cavities severity, dentists at Aviva Dental Care recommend treatments such as Fluoride, Filings, Root Canal, Tooth extraction, or Crown.
What is a dental filling?
Dentists carefully remove the bacteria from the cavities and fill the area of the tooth with filling materials. Depending on the location, the extent of the decay, cost of filling materials, and insurance coverage, our cedar park dentist at Aviva Dental Care recommends a filling that best fits your needs and budgetary constraints.
The composite resin bonds with the tooth structure, blend beautifully with teeth color and improve strength and long-term function. Cosmetic treatments such as filling the small gaps or reshaping of front teeth also use composite filling.
Overview of the filling procedure
Cedar Park dentists at Aviva Dental Care ensure the fillings procedure completes in a single visit to our office. We numb the area around the affected tooth using a local anesthetic and then remove the decayed area using a dental drill. Our dentists and skilled dental assistants prepare the space for filling and clean the bacteria and debris in the cavity. They shape the filling material until the bite feels natural to you. Finally, they trim off any excess material and polish the final restoration.
How to care for the teeth fillings?
The dental filling tooth will feel numb until the anesthetic wears off. After the numbness wears down, mild tenderness or sensitivity can occur on the tooth with a filling. Tooth sensitivity to pressure, air, sweet foods, hot or cold temperatures is typical for two weeks. Until then, avoid the cause of the sensitivity. Contact our office if the sensitivity persists even after two weeks. Dr. Apurva may recommend desensitizing toothpaste, desensitizing agent, or possibly suggest a root canal procedure.
After the first two weeks, you can care for it just as you would for a natural tooth. Practicing good oral hygiene is critical to ensure the longevity of your new dental filling. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing them at least twice a day and flossing daily. Schedule your regular checkups so that Dr. Arjarapu can keep an eye on the fillings and detect any problems early on.