When decay weakens enamel, the resulting soft area is called a cavity. Left untreated, the decay will eventually cause extensive damage to the tooth, and potentially cause the nerve of the tooth to be infected. However, if the cavity is caught early, your dentist can treat it with a simple filling, typically in one appointment.
How do I schedule my next checkup?
Simply call our practice or visit our website and follow the link under “book an appointment”. Our front desk staff will be happy to help schedule your next dental checkup at your convenience. If you are a new patient, please let us know, and we will provide you with all the information you need for your first dental visit.
How often should I see the dentist?
Children, teens, and adults should all see the dentist for a regular checkup at least once every six months. Patients who are at a greater risk for cavities or gum disease may be required to see the dentist more than just twice a year. Your doctor will help determine how often you should visit the dentist for regular checkups.
What is a Composite White Filling?
Composite is the modern filling material of choice in most cases. Silver amalgam fillings contain small amounts of mercury, while composite fillings are completely free of mercury. Composite fillings can also be considerably smaller than silver fillings, as the particle size is smaller, thus preserving more of your natural tooth. Since composite material closely matches the colour of the tooth, fillings are nearly invisible.