Why do I need to get a filling?
Cavities are the most common reason for needing a filling. When you have a cavity, a filling is often necessary to fill the hole left by the bacteria and decay within the tooth. Even if you do not feel any pain, it is necessary to treat and fill any areas of decay in order to prevent further damage to the tooth. Without a filling, the dental pulp inside your tooth can die and become infected, killing the tooth and resulting in more severe dental problems. Our talented dentist can detect cavities early and fill them before more serious problems arise.
If getting a filling painful?
Modern technology and dental techniques have minimized the discomfort you may experience when getting a filling. Depending on how deep the filling is and how many teeth are being filled, different numbing agents or sedations may be used. Any sensitivity after the filling procedure should disappear quickly.
What kinds of fillings are available?
Dr. Derek M. Stephens can offer many types of dental fillings in Merrillville, Indiana. You should talk with our helpful dental team at Renaissance Dental Enhancement Center to determine what type of filling is the right choice for you. If you would like more information about dental fillings, we invite you to call or visit our office and we will be happy to assist you.