Cavities & Fillings San Antonio | Rolling Oaks Dental

Dental cavities are important to address early. This is why regular dental checks are so important. If you can catch it while it’s small, it is so quick and easy to handle. Within a few months, what was small and easy may have developed into a large cavity or possibly even damage to the roots and you may be in pain. This will now likely require a root canal and crown. If not handled at this point, after a few months more you may lose the tooth altogether. The key is to catch cavities early, way before you even know one is there. Getting a small dental filling is easy and quite inexpensive. Getting a root canal and crown well after the fact is quite different.

Don’t take your teeth for granted. Obviously proper home dental care is important and can make the world of difference. Flossing is vital and brushing is very important. But with today’s food and beverage products often containing a lot of sugar, tooth damage is hard to avoid. So good dental hygiene practices at home and routine check-ups and teeth cleanings can save you from requiring more complicated and expensive procedures.

Why Dental Checkups Are Vital

The reason that dental checkups are so important is that cavities don’t hurt. You actually do not feel anything at all until your cavity is extremely serious. If you have a small cut in your arm – you feel it. But if you have a small cavity in your tooth, you do not. Not until the cavity has cut all the way to the nerve deep inside the tooth do you normally feel any pain. You see the outside of the teeth don’t have nerve endings- otherwise it would hurt when you chew! It is for this reason that going to your dentist every six months and getting a standard dental checkup, with X-rays, is so important.

When You Have A Dental Cavity

As soon as you know you have a cavity get an appointment and get it taken care of. Keep in mind that the longer you wait, the more expensive the process is going to be.

Dental Fillings For Cavities

We offer a wide range of dental fillings and we do everything possible to make you as comfortable as possible during the filling. We can do all common varieties of fillings, including color matching to your tooth to make the filling almost invisible.

Tooth Colored Fillings

​Composite or “tooth-colored” fillings. These are cured with a special light then shaped and polished to match your other healthy teeth. The resulting restoration feels natural in your mouth and is virtually undetectable to the eye. Composite fillings are strong and durable. Because they can be bonded directly to the surface of your teeth, they often leave behind more healthy tooth structure than silver fillings.
 
 
 

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