The Importance Of Getting Tooth Fillings When Necessary

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If you are experiencing dental pain or have any other reason to suspect you may be developing a cavity, call George A. Hoop, DDS at 239-734-7737 to schedule an appointment for an evaluation and any tooth fillings you may need.

To make things a little easier for you travel-wise, we have both a Naples, FL dentist office and a Fort Myers, FL dentist office. Regardless of which one you visit, our highly-skilled team will be able to provide a wide range of restorative dentistry services, including tooth-colored fillings that will be color-matched to blend in seamlessly in your smile.

We accept a variety of payment options for your convenience. For patients that require more involved care, we even offer our very own Direct Dental Savings plan. With this plan, you’ll get discounts on many dental treatments, including certain restorative dentistry options.

Get A Tooth Filling Now To Stop A Cavity From Getting Worse

As far as dental problems go, cavities are not a huge deal. If you’ve never had one before, there is a very good chance that someone close to you has.

If you visit us and do have a cavity, we will provide a tooth filling treatment to stop the tooth decay from spreading and get your tooth out of pain so you’ll be able to:

  • Eat your favorite foods without having to avoid chewing with certain teeth
  • Smile wide and proud, knowing that no one will be able to tell you have had a tooth filling
  • Get peace of mind that your dental problem has been fixed

We offer various comfort options at both of our dental offices to ensure your experience with us is as pleasant as possible. Our team will listen intently to any concerns you may have and make you feel truly heard. We can also answer any questions you may be wondering about so you’ll feel more informed.

So you won’t feel any discomfort while we prepare your tooth and complete your tooth filling, we will numb your tooth with an anesthetic before we get started. If you need some help relieving dental anxiety, we can also supply dental sedation options to improve your comfort and calm your nerves.

If you are experiencing only minor dental pain you may be wondering what the big deal is if you have a cavity. Left untreated, any dental problem will get worse, causing you a lot of unnecessary pain in the future. If you don’t take care of a dental issue when you need to you will also end up spending more time and money addressing the concern in the future.

Cavities are caused by tooth decay that eats away at your healthy tooth enamel, leading to sensitivity and pain. You may have heard that your enamel is the single hardest material in your entire body, but if allowed to propagate, bad bacteria can gradually damage your tooth enamel.

If tooth decay manages to penetrate your tooth enamel and starts to affect the soft tissue and nerves (pulp) inside a tooth, the pulp can also become infected. In order to preserve the tooth, in this case, we would likely recommend a root canal, which will completely remove the pulp from inside the tooth.

This is done to stop your pain, but also to stop the problem from spreading. For example, if you are in need of a root canal and do not get one, the infection could spread into your jawbone and start affecting your jaw health and other teeth as well.

Worst case scenario, a cavity could affect your tooth so much that the only thing that can be done to prevent the problem from spreading is to remove the tooth completely. By doing nothing, a simple cavity could lead to a gap in your smile!

The good news is a tooth filling is a simple solution that we can perform quickly. We can also help you catch signs of decay early during routine dental cleanings and exams.

Don’t let a bad situation get out of hand when it comes to your oral health. If you’re in need of a tooth filling, visit George A. Hoop, DDS as soon as possible to get the cavity taken care of. Call us at 239-734-7737, visit us in person at either our Fort Myers, FL dentist office or Naples, FL dentist office, or use our handy online form to ask questions or schedule an appointment.

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