Modern dentistry has come a long way in the past 20 years, as previous to this time there was in excess of 17% of people losing their teeth due to tooth decay. That number is currently down to 7%, and decreasing steadily as people become more conscious of their oral habits, as well as readily have access to affordable dental care.
Why Fillings Help You Keep Your Natural Teeth
A dental filling is a type of restorative dentistry treatment used to repair minimal tooth fractures, tooth decay or otherwise damaged surfaces of the teeth. Without addressing a decayed tooth, the harmful bacteria related to the decay will continue to “rot” your tooth and potentially your surrounding teeth also, leading to greater extent of treatment necessary – such as a root canal, or in worse cases, tooth extraction.
Because enamel loss is a common component of tooth decay, not having decayed teeth treated may result in tooth sensitivity, and such tooth sensitivity caused by enamel loss can be significantly improved or completely eliminated once your tooth or teeth are treated with a filling.
The Process of a Dental Checkup
During your initial dental checkup or emergency dental visit, a dental professional will evaluate your teeth and gums, as well as inspect you supporting bone structure to ensure there is no bone loss happening around your teeth – as this could be an indicator of other oral issues.
Your DentistsRUs dental professional in Metro Vancouver will identify the number of tooth surfaces affected by decay or damage, and then prepares the tooth and necessary surrounding areas in order to restore the damaged area.
Ensuring this is done at least once a year, will also ensure you keep all your natural teeth, and that your smile remains healthy and pain-free.
No matter your oral care needs, DentistsRUs is here to help – so be sure to book your appointment and keep your oral care in fine form!
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