According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 out of every 4 Americans has untreated tooth decay. Tooth decay is a progressive disease with very subtle symptoms, if any until it is very advanced. If not treated tooth decay ultimately results in tooth loss. Fortunately, we have a treatment for tooth decay that is successful at stopping tooth decay if treated early enough. Unfortunately, if the disease is not caught early enough, treatment is less predictable and more expensive. It is important to catch tooth decay early so you can have it treated with a dental filling. To make an appointment to see if you need a dental filling schedule an appointment.
Composite Fillings or tooth-colored fillings, are a mixture of glass or quartz filler that provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth.
Advanced tooth decay can be dangerous to your overall health. The bacteria that is involved in tooth decay can form a dental abscess if the decay is not treated. A dental abscess is an infection in the jawbone and can cause extreme pain and swelling, or may have no symptoms at all. If left untreated a dental access can become dangerous to your health and wellbeing.
If you believe you may need a Dental Filling, schedule an appointment today with our office, which serves Scottsdale and Phoenix Metropolitan Area patients.
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