Cavity FillingAn Overview
Do you need a tooth cavity filed? Tired of tooth pain keeping you up at night?
Dental fillings are used to repair teeth that are decayed, worn down, or damaged. A dental filling will restore strength and beauty to your tooth and help protect it from future damage.
A dentist has many choices in material for dental fillings. We will help you choose the right type of dental filling for your condition, and your budget. When possible, our dentists prefer to use metal-free dental filling material for the most natural looking restorations, with the least potential side effects.
Valley Dental Health is a great choice for a family and general dentist near Hunt Valley, MD and surrounding areas. Our team is led by Dr. Ashley Izadi and Dr. Roham Rafat. Together, they have training in all areas of dentistry and are able to provide complete care under one roof.
Treating Tooth Pain and Toothaches
Tooth pain can affect your daily routine, and often seems to occur at the most inconvenient time. A toothache can have a variety of causes. You can try at-home treatments like warm rinses, external cold compresses, or a pain reliever to temporarily relieve the pain.
Although, this does not get to the root of the issue. Do not place an oral pain reliever directly on the affected area or attempt to repair or remove a loose filling.
Dr. Izadi will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to identify the cause of the toothache. We will recommend appropriate treatment to restore your oral health as soon as possible. Some common issues that can be affecting you include:
- Tooth cavity: Pain can be caused by infection that has reached the interior part of the tooth, known as the pulp.
- Tooth sensitivity: Patients with sensitive teeth may experience pain when consuming something hot or cold or when exposed to extreme temperatures.
- Tooth grinding: Bruxism can cause teeth to become sensitive or even damaged.
- Loose dental filling: Old amalgam fillings that have deteriorated over time can expose sensitive tissue, causing pain.
- Cracked tooth: Cracks in teeth are a breeding ground for tooth-eating bacteria.
Depending on the cause of your tooth pain, we may recommend a dental filling, root canal, mouthguard or at-home dental products such as toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Restoring your oral health is important to prevent further damage or infection.
A toothache can often be avoided with routine dental care. Regular visits with Valley Dental Health helps us spot developing dental problems before they become a painful problem.