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Let Us Fill You In On Cavity Treatments

  • November 22, 2015

Let Us Fill You In On Cavity Treatments

Welcome back to another edition of our Gentle Dental Care blog.

Here in Plainville, CT we strive to support the families of our community through our comprehensive oral health care services.

We offer a wide range of dental solutions in our office on East Street, dental implants, teeth whitening, athletic mouthguards, and more.

We are also big on sedation dentistry to put you at ease from the moment you arrive.

As a regular patient, your six month cleanings will go a long way towards keeping your mouth free of disease and decay.

What’s more, our thorough dental exams will allow us to assess what’s going on at any given time in your mouth and employ early intervention techniques for any concerns that are detected.

These days the thing we catch the most is cavities.

Cavities Can Be Contained

Here’s the scenario:

You eat or drink stuff that contains a fair amount of sugar.

This sugar feeds the bacteria that causes tooth decay.

When decay begins to take hold in your tooth, a small hole will develop.

This is the beginning of a cavity.

No dentist in Plainville, CT will tell you that this is a good thing.

Still, at this point your cavity can be contained.

The problem is that, you might not even notice it yet.

But, unfortunately, the hole would rather you not know.

While you remain unaware of what is happening, the hole will continue to grow and eat away at your tooth.

Eventually the decay can become so out of control that may need to have a root canal or have the affected tooth extracted and replaced.

None of these things are fun.

Fillings Will Save Your Tooth

The good news is that if you are coming to Gentle Dental Care on a regular basis, we will be able to spot the spread of decay and stop it in its tracks.

Allowing us to treat the problem with dental fillings can help prevent the worst from happening.

This is because they work to fill the hole, protecting it from further decay.

The type of fillings that dentists have used for years and year relied on silver amalgam, which is a paste composed of mercury along with a few other metals.

They were pretty effective at what we wanted them to do, which is preserve your tooth.

But they bothered people with metal allergies and they never looked particularly good in your mouth.

Unless you like dark metallic splotches of gray/black on top of your teeth.

That’s why, in our Plainville, CT dental office, we can offer a better kind of filling.

Hold The Mercury, Please

At Gentle Dental Care, we keep mercury-free fillings on-hand instead of the awkward old school type.

You will love that these are made of a composite resin that allows us to match it to your own tooth-color, this preventing anyone from knowing that you’ve had cavities.

Plus, there are other advantages of composite resin fillings.

For one thing, these require minimal removal of healthy tooth structure when the process starts.

Moreover, they are made from a very strong material, so they are built to last, restoring natural functioning to your teeth for years to come.

Gentle Dental Care Will Make It Easy To Treat Cavities

In our Plainville, CT dental office, we make treating cavities discreet and effective.

Our sedation dentistry options will also ensure that your procedure is a pain-free and relaxing experience.

Contact our Gentle Dental team today if you’d like to learn more about cavity prevention or schedule your tooth-colored fillings procedure.

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