Cavity Fillings - Riverdale Dental Associates

Halt Tooth Pain and Sensitivity

It’s Time to Treat Your Cavities

If you’ve ever experienced a tooth cavity, you’re aware of how it can quickly progress and cause a chronic dull toothache or sensitivity with your tooth. Sometimes, the sharp pain can make it difficult to eat and drink or even get a good night’s sleep. When you suspect you have cavities, don’t delay visiting our friendly dentists at Riverdale Dental Associates! With many dental offices in multiple Florida locations, we can provide the personalized treatment you need at the greatest convenience to you. We also offer financing and accept dental insurance to ensure your treatment is not only comfortable but fits your budget, too. If you’re worried you have tooth decay, don’t wait to schedule an appointment with our team and halt your tooth pain!

The Causes of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay happens when the bacteria found in your mouth eat away at the surface of your teeth. If you aren’t brushing or flossing regularly, you may get a cavity. The cavity will continue to grow until you stop it, which can eventually lead you to severe tooth pain, and even the loss of a tooth. This decay can be on the surface of teeth, between teeth, and along the gumline of teeth. As the decay and cavity spread, they cause the dull toothache you may feel continuously or intermittently. You can avoid these more serious problems by visiting our dentists for a dental filling the moment you feel tooth pain.

Common Signs of Cavities

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The Basics of Cavity Treatment

Dental fillings for cavities are one of the most common treatments our dentists offers, so you can feel confident knowing that our team has the experience and tools to effectively resolve your oral pain. At your appointment, you’ll first receive x-rays so our dentists can pinpoint the location and size of the cavity. Next, your teeth and gums will be numbed with a local anesthetic, so you won’t feel any discomfort during the procedure though you may feel sight pressure. To rid your tooth of a cavity and resolve your tooth pain, our Florida dentists will use a dental drill to remove the infected portion of your tooth. Then this space will be replaced with a dental filling.

People used to get their cavities filled with silver amalgam. However, some people had problems with chemicals in the silver amalgam fillings, such as mercury. Mercury is a poison, and no one wants that in their mouths. New silver fillings don’t contain any mercury, so they are better for your mouth. However, some people don’t like the look of silver fillings, because they want to keep a more natural look. Newer composite fillings are the same color as your natural teeth, which means no one has to know you have cavities except you. Your tooth treated with a dental filling should last for many years and can be cared for just like your natural teeth!

Tired of tooth pain?

Schedule your treatment for cavities today and relieve your toothache.