How Fillings Fix Cavities

Brushing, flossing and professional cleanings from your dentist are key for oral health, but even with diligent dental care, you may experience a cavity. Caused by decay and with the potential to cause further infection and damage, cavities require swift intervention and treatment in the form of a filling to keep your teeth healthy.

Dr. Brian Yoon, D.D.S., M.A.G.D. of Yoon Dentistry offers pain-free, effective fillings at his Ormond Beach, FL office to fix your cavity and restore your tooth.

What is a filling?

A filling is a material, generally composite, porcelain, or glass ionomer, used to fill the void caused by a cavity. Filling the space prevents bacteria from spreading deeper into your tooth, potentially reaching the pulp of your tooth, which could result in the need for a root canal.

What is the procedure for a filling?

Your dentist at our Ormond Beach, FL office will begin by taking an x-ray of your tooth to evaluate the level of decay. Next, your dentist will numb the area to keep you comfortable before proceeding to remove the decayed portion using a small drill. The void will be thoroughly cleaned, and then your dentist will prepare it for the filling.

Next, your dentist will secure the filling using a clear cement, permanently bonding it to your tooth.

How do I care for a filling?

Fillings are durable and designed to last for many years, so the likelihood of your filling falling out is minimal. You can brush your filled tooth like normal, and should make sure to brush, floss, and rinse thoroughly and frequently to prevent future cavities. Make sure to schedule regular professional cleanings and examinations at our Ormond Beach, FL office to keep your teeth healthy and strong.

Take charge of your dental health by calling Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL today at (386) 672-2828.

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