Cavities & Fillings
Dental Filling Services in San Antonio
Are you experiencing tooth pain? Are you worried that you have a cavity that needs to be filled? Has one of your old fillings come loose or fallen out? If so, Shaenfield Family Dental can help! Our expert San Antonio dentist will ensure that you know all of your treatment options so that you can make decisions with confidence. When you visit our clean, modern office, our dental team will evaluate your situation and provide you with the customized dental care you need to get your smile back.
Call our expert San Antonio dentist today at (210) 899-5716 to schedule your first appointment!
Signs You May Need a Filling
A cavity occurs when you have tooth decay, a common issue many people experience at least once in their lifetime. Additionally, the early stages of a cavity can be hard for the average person to detect and many people don’t experience obvious symptoms right away. The most common way to fix a cavity is to provide the patient with a filling. When you have a cavity, our experienced San Antonio dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth, clean the affected area, and then fill the cavity with one of a variety of common substances, such as composite resins or porcelain. The filling is then molded to match your natural tooth shape.
Symptoms of a cavity include:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Tooth pain
- Pain when eating, drinking, or biting down
- Holes or pits in your teeth
- Brown, black, or white staining
It is important to have cavities filled promptly as an untreated cavity can lead to more serious issues like infection and permanent damage. Having a cavity filled not only removes the decayed material but also seals the tooth, preventing further damage.
How Shaenfield Family Dental Can Help You
Our expert dental team strives to make having a cavity filled as painless as possible. With our relaxing, chic environment, we make your comfort our priority and are there for you every step of the way. After your procedure, our team will also provide you with personalized guidance for at-home care, and get you on a routine exam schedule to help prevent future problems. If it has been a while since you have been to the dentist, or if you are experiencing any symptoms of a cavity, call our dentist today to schedule an appointment. If you are interested in keeping your teeth healthy after we treat your cavity, we have superior teeth cleaning methods available for your regular visits.
Home Care Instructions
When an anesthetic has been used, your lips and tongue may be numb for several hours after the appointment. Avoid any chewing and hot beverages until the numbness has completely worn off. It is very easy to bite or burn your tongue or lip while you are numb.
It is normal to experience some hot, cold & pressure sensitivity after your dental filling appointment. Injection sites may also be sore. Ibuprofen (Motrin), Tylenol, or aspirin (one tablet every 3-4 hours as needed for pain) work well to alleviate the tenderness. If pressure sensitivity persists beyond a few days or if the sensitivity to hot or cold increases, contact Shaenfield Family Dental.
You may chew with your composite fillings as soon as the anesthetic completely wears off, since they are fully set when you leave the office.
If your bite feels uneven, if you have persistent pain, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call our office at (210) 899-5716.