CAVITY FILLINGS

Routine Dentistry
DenTouch Dental Clinics

WHY ARE TOOTH FILLINGS SO IMPORTANT?

Dentist talking with a patient at our DenTouch Dental Clinic

The prospect of getting a filling can feel like a chore for many. You may find yourself putting it off or wondering why you need to have a filling in the first place, especially if your tooth doesn’t hurt (yet). Nonetheless, we strongly recommend you have your cavities filled at your earliest convenience, and here is why:

  • Stop cavities from getting bigger.

  • Prevent painful infections or abscesses.

  • Cavities weaken your tooth. Fillings restore strength and durability.

  • They save you money in the long run.

  • Reduce sensitivity to hot and cold.

  • Preserve your natural smile for as long as possible.

EXAMINATION

dentist performing a x-ray

During the checkup the dentist will also check to make sure that there are no extra problems with your teeth or gums by performing a quick examination. The dentist will also perform an x-ray to help them see what is going on below the surface while checking for other things such as oral cancer and jaw alignment.