A filling is the way to repair a tooth damaged by a cavity.
It solves the problem and prevents further infection in your mouth.
Our bodies are wonderful at repairing themselves… except our teeth. When our teeth decay, they cannot heal themselves. The infected area must be removed. This is the first step when we preform a filling procedure. We make sure all signs of infection have been removed before heading to the next step.
The second step is to clean out the area of infection that we just removed. If we don’t do this, bacteria from your mouth can infect the area. You’ll have an infection inside of a filling and your tooth will decay from the inside. We certainly don’t want that to happen, which is why we take the step of the filling process very seriously.
Once any and all signs of infection are removed, and the tooth and the gap are cleaned, we’ll fill it with our dental resin. This prevents any chance of the infection from spreading and causing more damage to your teeth, gums, and mouth.