Teeth need a lot of tender, loving care. Even when we do our best to brush and floss daily, bacteria can sneak in and cause cavities. At Koch Park Dental in Florissant and Chesterfield MO, we’ve been filling cavities for years. If you’re experiencing any tooth pain, we would be happy to take care of you.
Cavities are another word for tooth decay. Few people go their entire lives without getting at least one. Unfortunately for some children, a cavity is the first health problem they go through in childhood.
Cavities are caused when bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque. Plaque clings to your teeth, and the acid in the plaque starts to dissolve the enamel. The result is a hole in your tooth, which is often accompanied by pain.
Because of how quick and effective dental fillings are, they are one of the best options to correct a cavity. At Koch Park Dental, we examine the size and severity of the cavity and then ascertain exactly what type of filling is needed. We offer white fillings that are as durable as old-school metal fillings and match your teeth precisely.
A filling isn’t a “set it and forget it” treatment. A tooth with a filling still needs to be properly cared for, because cavities can occur in the surrounding tooth structure if bacteria is allowed to flourish. The good new is that, when properly cared for, a filling can last for decades!
Checkups are an important part of caring for your teeth, and there’s no better place to go than Koch Park Dental in Florissant and Chesterfield MO. We have comfortable, state-of-the-art offices and a friendly, professional staff, and practice general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Don’t ignore your tooth pain. Call us today to schedule an appointment.