Why dental fillings are important for cavities

middle aged woman smiling friendlyWhen tooth decay is spotted, it needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Dr. Paul Covell and his team in Pasadena, TX, is committed to helping patients with the treatment of tooth decay, ensuring effective solutions are available to seal the tooth and stop the cavity from becoming larger or deeper. Dental fillings are composite resin materials that are placed inside the tooth in the area of decay to seal the tooth and stop the cavities. But why are they important? What can you expect during your filling appointment? Our team can answer all of these questions and more!

Why is a dental filling important after a cavity has been diagnosed?

A dental filling is vital after a cavity has been diagnosed for a few reasons:

  • It helps to restore the tooth to its original shape and size.
  • It helps to prevent further damage to the tooth by sealing off the area where the cavity was.
  • It can help to improve the overall appearance of the tooth.

What can I expect from my dental filling appointment?

At your appointment, the dentist will first remove any decay from the tooth. They will then clean the area and prepare it for the filling. Once the site is ready, they will place the filling material into the cavity and shape it to fit the tooth. Finally, they will harden the material and polish it so it blends in with the rest of your teeth.

What are some things I should do after my dental filling?

You should avoid chewing hard foods or candy for at least 24 hours after the filling is placed. You should also brush and floss regularly to help keep your mouth healthy and prevent future cavities. If you have any pain or discomfort, be sure to contact your dentist right away.

How do I learn more?

If you are showing the signs of a cavity, it is vital that you seek the help of a dentist to diagnose and treat the issue as soon as possible. Dr. Paul Covell and his team in Pasadena, TX, can assist with dental fillings. Call the office at 713-943-9832 to request an initial evaluation and consultation with our providers.


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