Have you ever wondered what causes you to need a filling? There are a few reasons why we would recommend you get a filling. The team here at Mesa Dental has put together some information for you to see the reason behind dental fillings in Mesa AZ and under what circumstances you need them.
1. Any Time We Find Decay
Tooth decay can cause cavities of all shapes and sizes. Generally speaking, the decay will start out small. If this decay is left untreated then it will continue to expand until you have a large cavity. It’s important for us to remove the decayed portion of your tooth and replace it with a filling before the decay has a chance to get more advanced.
2. Small Holes in Teeth
If you have smaller holes in your teeth that aren’t caused by decay, we still recommend you get them filled. Food and bacteria will accumulate in these pockets and over time will cause decay. We can fill in these small holes to make an even surface, which will prevent decay and more advanced tooth disease.
You can get fractures in your teeth from accidents, sports, or even from using your teeth to pry something open. A fracture acts like a small hole in that it creates the perfect spot for bacteria and food to collect. We recommend filling these fractures in to prevent tooth decay and disease.
Fractures can also go all the way down to the dentin, or soft part of your tooth. If your tooth is fractured, it’s important to call us right away so we can assess the damage. Fractures through your dentin will require prompt attention and filling in to prevent advanced tooth decay.
Give Us a Call Today!
If you notice any of these above problems, give us a call! We want to make sure we can help prevent tooth decay or bigger oral health problems. Mesa Dental is happy to serve you here in Mesa, Arizona.