Patients often ask us why they need a filling if their tooth doesn’t hurt. In most cases, if you wait until your teeth hurt, then it is usually far more difficult and expensive to fix them than if you fix them as soon as a problem is detected. This is why dentists recommend regular check-ups. A cavity begins when there is microscopic damage to the surface of the tooth by acid secreting bacteria; the bacteria continue to proceed deeper and deeper into the tooth dissolving the tooth away from the inside out.
Fillings come in a wide variety of materials and your dentist will discuss and recommend the best option with you.
Oral Surgery (Tooth Extractions):
When you have a tooth removed, the clinical procedure is short and painless. Once the tooth has been extracted, it is important that you take care of this area in your mouth to speed healing and to reduce the risk of infection.
We will always thoroughly explain to our patients why an extraction needs to happen and how it will happen. Our dentists will only proceed once the patient is confident with the procedure.