Understanding the Importance of Dental Fillings By Dr. Pinnix on February 25, 2013

Regular brushing and flossing help to avoid cavities, especially when combined with avoidance of sugar. Unfortunately, a strong dental regimen isn't always effective. In fact, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease affecting Americans of all ages. According to the National Institutes of Health, 78 percent of people have at least one cavity by the time they're 17 years old. Cavities are just a normal part of life for most people.

Fortunately, people who suffer cavities can have effective, long-lasting treatment in the form of dental fillings. As the name suggests, fillings solve the issue of tooth decay by sealing the hole that was formerly home for bacteria that create cavities. For dentists everywhere, fillings are among the most common procedures they handle and cosmetic dentists nationwide are now able to provide tooth colored fillings to match your surrounding teeth with great accuracy.

With all visits to dentists in Charlotte, inspections will be performed to see whether your mouth holds cavities that need to be filled. The fact is that even if you don't notice cavities, you still may be suffering from them. Perhaps you wonder why this matters so much.

The problem is that if you have teeth currently decaying, the cavities won't go away on their own. Left unchecked, the cavities will dig further into teeth until they're damaging the pulp, or nerve tissue, in the root. This is when serious pain will occur. If dental fillings are not performed early on, infections will continue to spread and eventually destroy the teeth they're affecting. This means that the bad teeth will need to be extracted, which involves a complex and potentially expensive procedure. However, the problem can be taken care of efficiently by dentists in Charlotte.

We're happy to provide more information on dental fillings or tooth colored fillings if you need to call our Charlotte dentist office at 704-543-1102 or we invite you to engage with us in the comments section below.

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