Composite Fillings

Phoenix, AZ

We can treat an infected tooth by removing the infected tissue and replacing it with a filling to prevent the tooth from further infection. Composite fillings are also tooth-colored to help blend in with the surrounding teeth. This way, it is possible to repair damage to your teeth and prevent the spread of infection to surrounding teeth. Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings that prevent the spread of infection and protect the structure of the tooth.

Composite fillings are available at Camelback Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in Phoenix and the surrounding area. With composite fillings, we can provide the restoration and protection a tooth needs to continuing functioning without causing pain. As a pediatric dentist and orthodontist, we can help to ensure patients continue to grow and live with healthy teeth.

Call us at 602-595-3531 to schedule an appointment and learn if composite fillings can help you.

Signs You Need a Composite Filling

When a tooth has an infection, the patient will begin to experience varying degrees of pain that only gets worse over time. The sooner patients seek treatment, the better chance they have of saving the tooth. The dental pulp is the innermost layer of the tooth and can cause incredible pain when infected, inflamed, or damaged. A general filling will prevent the cavity from causing further pain.

After removing the infection and treating the pain, a filling can help to protect the remainder of the tooth by filling in the empty space. Signs that you may benefit from a composite filling include:
  • Pain or soreness in a tooth
  • A chipped or damaged tooth
  • An infected tooth
  • A tooth that is sensitive to hot or cold beverages
  • A damaged filling that needs replacement or falls out

The Composite Filling Process

Proper Care Techniques

In general, the filling does not require excessive care. The patient may experience some sensitivity and soreness immediately following the appointment. Patients should be careful when eating, being sure to avoid eating hard, sticky, or chewy foods for at least two weeks following the appointment. If the patient experiences sensitivity with the tooth, then they can avoid consuming hot or cold beverages.

After the first two weeks or so, the patient will be able to adjust to their normal routine and take care of the filling in the same way they take care of their other teeth. We will go over the proper care techniques during the appointment with patients.

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