Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings in McArthur, CA

Is a cavity or space in your oral cavity spoiling your smile or causing problems? With a little help from Fall River Valley Dental, you can enjoy a dazzling smile and good oral health at the same time.

Please contact our dentist near you for our wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry treatment options.

How Are Cavities Formed?

Cavities are small holes in the permanent hard surface of your tooth. Although cavities are more common in children and teenagers, anyone can develop cavities in their teeth.

The most common causes for cavities include inadequate brushing and flossing, frequent snacking, consumption of sugary foods and drinks, and lack of dental care. Oral bacteria feed on the sugars in foods and produce acids that eat away tooth enamel and cause decay.

Regular brushing and flossing and visits to Dr. Zachary Pekar are your best protection against cavities.

Why Do Cavities Need to Be Filled?

Untreated cavities may grow and spread to the gums or tooth root, causing damage to soft tissue and bone. Bacteria and food particles will continue to get trapped in the cavity, and the decay is likely to grow. If ignored, the tooth may be severely damaged, and we may need to extract it.

We can reverse the early stages of tooth decay with fluoride treatment, practicing good oral hygiene, and changing your diet. But if a cavity has already been formed, it needs to be treated. The dentist uses suitable dental fillings in McArthur, CA, to seal cavities against further infection.

Do You Have a Cavity?

Common signs of a dental cavity could include:

  • Pain and discomfort
  • Heightened sensitivity to hot and cold foods
  • Visible holes or dark spots
  • Pain while biting down
  • Food particles keep getting trapped

Dr. Zachary Pekar evaluates your oral cavity before sealing the gap with inlays, onlays, or fillings near you.

Benefits of Dental Fillings

Dental fillings strengthen the tooth, prevent the cavity from spreading, protect the exposed nerves from damage, and enhance your smile.

Please book an appointment at Fall River Valley Dental today for a thorough dental assessment.