The pain in your tooth begins slowly. A dull ache that may come and go over the next several weeks or months. Then sharp zings of pain if you eat or drink anything too hot or cold. Eventually, the pain becomes prominent enough to not ignore and you begin to suspect you might have a cavity. It’s important not to delay a visit to the dentist if you have a toothache. If you’re concerned about the pain of receiving treatment, we offer a calming and comfortable atmosphere with customized sedation dentistry solutions. Payment worrying you? At VSP Dental, we accept multiple insurance providers and will even file on your behalf.
Tooth decay can occur at any time (even if you brush and floss) and, in addition to causing pain, can lead to infection and even tooth loss if not properly treated. Don’t postpone necessary treatment. When cavities are caught early, our experienced dentist can treat your toothache with a dental filling in Danville, VA.
The Causes of Tooth Decay
Common Signs of Cavities
Persistent toothache or tooth pain
Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
Dark spots or visible holes on your tooth
Pain when biting and chewing food
The Basics of Cavity Treatment
Dental fillings for cavities are one of the most common treatments our Danville, VA dentist offers, so you can feel confident knowing that our team has the experience and tools to effectively resolve your oral pain. At your appointment, you’ll first receive x-rays so our dentist can pinpoint the location and size of the cavity. Next, your teeth and gums will be numbed with a local anesthetic, so you won’t feel any discomfort during the procedure though you may feel sight pressure. To rid your tooth of a cavity and resolve your tooth pain, our dentist will use a dental drill to remove the infected portion of your tooth. Then this space will be replaced with a dental filling. Depending on your preferences and budget, this filling can be made from amalgam, metals, ceramic, or composite, which is tooth-colored and many patients’ ideal choice. Your tooth treated with a dental filling should last for many years and can be cared for just like your natural teeth!
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