For many people, there are health issues that will move them to act with great urgency to have taken care of. The truth is, however, that for many, dental care is not one of them. Particularly if you think you might have a cavity, going to the dentist to listen to the sound of the drill is the last thing you want to do.
But it’s important to get that cavity filled. Here’s why you should come to our Van Nuys dental practice for your dental fillings as soon as you think you might have decay.
#1—Getting Your Tooth Filled Stops a Cavity in Its Tracks
When you have a small amount of tooth decay, a dental filling is a quick and easy procedure. In just one short dental treatment, you have protected the health of your tooth. If you wait, the decay will continue to get worse.
If you wait too long, the decay can spread to the root of your tooth and cause an infection. Now a tooth that needed a simple dental filling needs a root canal—or you risk losing that tooth.
#2—Getting a Dental Filling Protects Your Tooth From Further Damage
The more the decay in your tooth grows, the more of your healthy tooth structure is compromised.
#3—Getting a Dental Filling Restores the Form and Function of Your Decayed Tooth
Not only does a dental filling stop decay, but with tooth-colored fillings, no one will even know you have one. The composite material we use for fillings will blend in with your natural tooth color.
If you were experiencing discomfort when chewing on the affected tooth, a filling will eliminate the pain so you can chew comfortably again.
Call Us if You Think You Might Need a Dental Filling
For dental fillings and other general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care, we invite you to contact our Van Nuys office, the Dental Care Center. Call us today!