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Tooth Cavities & Dental Fillings in Monument

Restore Your Natural Teeth

Tooth decay and cavities are common dental issues that affect both young ones and adults alike. Tooth decay occurs when sugary foods and beverages, along with foods containing carbohydrates such as bread and cereal, remain on the tooth and are broken down into acids.

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Signs You May Have a Cavity & Will Need a Filling

As these acids combine with bacteria, food particles, and saliva, it creates plaque that sticks tight to the surface of your teeth. This plaque accumulates and starts eroding the enamel, eventually breaching through to the more sensitive dentin layer, which can cause infections or dental abscesses.

Some common symptoms of a tooth cavity include:

  • Tooth sensitivity especially to sweets and cold or hot temperatures
  • Chronic tooth pain or abrupt toothache with no apparent cause
  • Pain when biting down or chewing on food
  • Swollen gums surrounding the tooth
  • White, brown, or black stains on the tooth surface

Filling Resolutions for your Cavity Complications

While several different types of filling material can be used for the treatment, our offices at Woodmoor Family Dentistry prefer the use of:

  • Composite Fillings - a more natural and unnoticeable appearance in comparison to the silver mercury-containing amalgam option. These tooth-colored fillings are composed of a mixture of powdered glass and acrylic resin compounds that are available in a variety of shades to help match the color of your skin!

Composite Filling Procedure

After a thorough inspection of the tooth cavity and decay using a periodontal probe, as well as radiographs; your tooth will be prepared for the non-invasive procedure. First off, the tooth with be administered to some local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. Than, once we use the drill to surpass the enamel layer, another slower drill is used if the dentin layer needs any cleaning.

Once all the necessary drilling is complete, the tooth is sterilized to eliminate any leftover bacteria and have the filling site ready for the composite material. This involves applying an acidic gel over the tooth for 15 seconds, which is then rinsed off, an essential part of the treatment to help the tooth’s surface to hold the bonding material intact. Once the final layer of the bonding agent is placed, the composite resin filling is finally ready to be placed and polished into shape.

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Why We're The Best Dental Option In Monument

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  • Providing Comfort & Care is Our Top Priority
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  • Available for Same-Day & Next-Day Appointments
Because Everyone Deserves to Smile

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Read Our Reviews

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    Quick & Very Professional

    “Absolutely amazing! Quick and very professional. I had a filling repaired and NO PAIN! I didn’t feel the numbing injections! Where has this dentist been all my life! Amazing experience and fast! Very understanding and communicates very well!”

    - Robert W.
    Great Service & Fantastic Attitudes, Very Professional!!!

    “This office is amazing I was having pain after getting a filling, and they got me in right away even when they were not my dentist! But now I’m glad to call them my Dentist Office highly recommend this place to anyone.”

    - Sam P.
    Sweet, Comfortable & Caring

    “Thank you so much for restoring my smile. Highly recommend this place to everyone I know.”

    - Dennan W.
    I Felt Genuinely Cared For

    “I highly recommend Woodmoor Dental for anyone who does not like going to the dentist. This group will change your idea of dental visits.”

    - Debbie C.
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