What You Should Know about Dental Fillings

What You Should Know about Dental FillingsMany people will develop a cavity at some point in their lives, and when this occurs, the easiest way to treat it is with a dental filling. If too much plaque accumulates on a tooth, then the tooth can begin to decay, and this can cause severe discomfort and inhibit the proper function of the tooth. It is imperative that you see one of our San Fernando Valley dentists for treatment as soon as you can before the decay spreads further into the tooth. If the infection affects the innermost pulp of the tooth, the only treatment will be a root canal, which is a lot more invasive.

In order to treat tooth decay, our expert in dental fillings in San Fernando Valley will remove all the decayed areas of the tooth. Once the decay is removed, the areas will be cleaned out, and the filling will be put into place. This filling will prevent future decay from occurring. The filling can be made out of a variety of materials including gold, composite resin, or porcelain. You can talk with our dentist to see which material would be preferable to your situation. Our dentist will also give you advice on how to prevent decay from occurring in other teeth.

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