Dental Fillings Owings Mills, MD

Dental Filling An Overview

Dental fillings are the standard treatment for repairing tooth decay. Fillings may also be used to repair minor tooth damage such as surface chips or cracks. Dental fillings effectively restore the structure and aesthetic of a damaged tooth, sealing out bacteria helping to prevent future decay.

Dr. Suman Chibb is a family and general dentist who helps patients of all ages to restore and maintain their most natural and healthy smiles. Dental fillings are a conservative option for repairing minor to mild tooth damage. Treating tooth decay early in development can eliminate the need for root canals or tooth extractions.

Cavities are a growing health epidemic amongst children. Our family dentist office welcomes children as young as 1 to our dentist office. We encourage parents to bring their children to the dentist at least twice a year. Early detection can help children preserve their teeth and protect their oral health long term. Tooth fillings are a safe and effective treatment for tooth decay in children.

 

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Dental Filling What to Expect

Dental fillings are a routine dental treatment and typically only require one visit to our Owings Mills, MD dentist office. Dental fillings are a relatively painless procedure. Patients may choose to use a local anesthetic for optimal comfort.

Dr. Chibb will gently remove all diseased tissue from the tooth. Once the decayed tissue is removed the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the dental filling. The filling is injected into the tooth. A special blue light is used to activate the hardening agent, sealing the filling to the tooth.

If the decay covers a large surface of the tooth or is in a deep valley of the cusp of the tooth an inlay or onlay may be a more effective treatment. For patients with more advanced tooth decay or an infected root canal, Dr. Chibb may recommend a root canal procedure or a tooth extraction. Treatment will vary depending on the stage of decay and the patient’s long-term goals.