Need A Fill?

You aren’t alone! Almost everyone will need at least one filling in their lifetime. So what exactly does this mean in the way of your oral health? A filling treatment is usually recommended by dentists when a tooth or teeth is damaged by decay. This decay when left untreated can reach the dentin layer of your tooth. The dentin inside your tooth is made up of millions of tiny nerve endings, patients often report feeling pain and sensitivity by the time the decay has reached this point.

Tooth decay spreads very quickly, and it’s crucial to visit your dentist every six months to examine your mouth for any underlying issues that could be a cause for decay. 

When should I call the dentist?

It’s important to schedule an exam with your dentist if you have/do experience any of the following:  

  • Tooth sensitivity 
  • Throbbing or sharp pain 
  • Pain when eating or drinking 
  • Holes or dark spots on your teeth 
  • Missing tooth filling
  • Chipped, broken, or cracked teeth


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At Texas Family Dental, we press the importance of understanding the signs to look for when your oral health becomes poor. Tooth decay spreads rapidly, and medical intervention is crucial to prevent further infection and even complete tooth loss.

Remember: The above information points are to be used as general guidelines and you SHOULD NOT use this information to diagnose yourself. If you think you may be a good candidate for tooth fillings, contact our office at Texas Family Dental for a thorough dental examination.

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