Tooth Fillings in Albuquerque
Effective Treatment from Our Skilled Albuquerque Dentists
Tooth decay (often referred to as cavities or caries) is one of the most common dental health issues and most people, at one time or other, will need to have a cavity filled. Tooth fillings are an effective treatment for more serious dental issues as well, including cracked and worn teeth that can be a result of decay or even sleep apnea. If you are suffering from any of these issues, it is recommended that you see a dentist as soon as possible to prevent your case from progressing into a bigger, more expensive treatment or even tooth loss.
At Dental House, our experienced and friendly Albuquerque family dentists have treated many patients for fillings and try as much as possible to save your natural tooth. We're ready to walk you through the filing process and answer any questions you may have.
To book an appointment, contact our offices at (505) 835-2322 today. We accept most insurance plans.
Why Teeth Need Filings
Despite the strength of our enamel, the mouth is a hostile environment that tests the limits of the durability of our teeth. From acidic foods, to dry mouth, to heavy clenching and grinding, the enamel can wear or decay, leaving behind holes that we call cavities. Specific species of bacteria are the main culprits of tooth decay and in that regard, one might consider caries an infectious disease.
This bacteria thrives on:
- Other carbohydrates
The bacteria in question feed off these high-sugar foods and produce acidic waste that can not only melt your outer enamel but eventually also your inner enamel (called dentin). When this happens, cavities can occur and need to be filled to prevent further damage to the underlying surface.
"Will I Need a Novocain Shot?"
A common question many patients with a cavity or cracked tooth will ask is whether they will need a Novocain shot. The truth is not every patient needs an injection to properly numb their mouth before dental work. Your dentist will make that decision based on your individual circumstance.
At Dental House, our promise is this: our patients only receive invasive treatments when absolutely necessary.
Come as patients, leave as family: that's our mission here at Dental House. Contact our offices today to schedule an appointment.
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