What is a dental filling?

If Dr. Glenn Edens determines that you have tooth decay and a cavity, he may advise that you need a filling in order to restore the tooth and protect it from further damage. A dental filling is a treatment in which the decay and damaged tissue is removed and the tooth is cleared of bacteria and debris. After the damage is removed, the filling is placed to restore the tooth.

Do I need a dental filling?

If you have a toothache or sensitivity in your teeth, you may have a cavity that needs to be filled. In some cases, you may not realize you have a cavity, but the dentist can determine areas of damage and weakness, and may suggest a filling to keep the disease from spreading.

How do I care for a dental filling?

After a filling, you should continue to brush your teeth and floss normally. It is important to return to Lightway Family Dentistry for regularly scheduled checkups in order to ensure that your teeth stay healthy. When you have your treatment, our dental team will go over proper hygiene and care with you.

To learn more about dental fillings in Easley, South Carolina, we encourage you to call or visit our office today.