When decay rots away enamel, the resulting space is called a cavity. Left untreated, the decay will eventually cause extensive damage to the tooth, and potentially cause the root to be infected. However, if the cavity is caught early, we can treat it with a simple filling, typically in one appointment.
Our Dentists at Meadows Dental will first apply a local anesthetic, then use a drill to remove the decay. Then they will apply filling to prevent further decay, and to prevent the sensitive inner layers of the tooth from cold, heat or pressure. In our office, we offer both silver amalgam fillings and tooth-coloured composite fillings. Feel free to discuss with your dentists any preference you may have, or which fillings may be more suitable for your situation.
If you are experiencing discomfort, you should not hesitate to make an appointment with Meadows Dental Group to relieve that discomfort with ease.