What is a dental filling?
When bacteria, acid, and food debris collect on your teeth, plaque forms. The acids produced by bacteria in plaque will dissolve the enamel on your tooth, creating a hole called a cavity. Left unmonitored by a dentist and untreated, the cavity can run rampant, spreading down through your tooth. You may eventually need a root canal or even an extraction.
Thankfully, a dental filling can stop a cavity from ever advancing to this “point of no return.”
A dental filling is the most common treatment for cavities. This procedure involves removing decay in your tooth. From there, our dentist fills the empty cavity with a white filling material, restoring its normal function and shape.
Meet your dentists
Drs. Reyes & Madrigal are dedicated to helping you understand the importance of a preventive approach to oral health. Our patients know that we take twice-a-year cleanings and checkups very seriously. That’s because the key to treating cavities is early detection. Working together, we’ll keep a close eye on any cavities, making sure they never have a chance to cause big problems for your health.
Get a free second opinion
If you’ve received a dental diagnosis from another dentist, our team at TLC Escondido Dental is happy to provide you with a complimentary second opinion.