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Dental Fillings

When bacteria builds on the tooth’s surface, it eats away at the tooth’s enamel. The damage left behind by these bacteria is what we call cavities. Dental fillings are a non-invasive method of restorative dentistry that removes bacteria and fills in the holes they leave behind. This effectively repairs your tooth and helps to protect it from further damage. Untreated cavities can have devastating effects on your smile. If you suffer from cavities, call Chaney Dental today to schedule an appointment!

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Are dental fillings painful?

While fillings are not painful, patients may experience discomfort during the process. Depending on the severity of the damage, your dentist may have to take preventive steps that can lead to sensitivity or discomfort during or after the procedure. This should be temporary. If you’re experiencing chronic discomfort, be sure to talk to your dentist.

When should kids get dental fillings?

Children should get fillings as soon as the cavity is found. Addressing cavities is the only way to prevent the potentially devastating effects they can have on your child’s smile.

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What are the best ways to treat tooth decay?

Prevention is always the best way to deal with tooth decay, however, we understand that sometimes tooth decay is inevitable. In these instances, schedule an appointment with your dentist. They’ll review the best way to address your specific situation. Some of the most common methods used to treat cavities and tooth decay are fluoride treatments, dental fillings, and dental crowns.

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