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Greenwood, SC dentist describes how dental fillings work

Dental filling treatment in Greenwood sc area at Christopher T Griffin D.M.D. Family and General Dentistry

Dr. Christopher T. Griffin of Greenwood, SC is a dentist who offers preventive, cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry solutions. This includes dental filling treatments, which are used to address areas of dental decay. Cavities commonly form due to poor oral health habits, resulting in holes within the tooth’s enamel. These holes start small and may cause patients to experience some sensitivity. If left undiagnosed and untreated, patients may find that the decay extends into the inner canals of the tooth, causing an infection. This requires extensive work to repair, which is why spotting signs of decay early is essential for better oral health and wellness.

What causes cavities?

Most cases of cavities are caused due to poor oral health habits. When patients do not brush and floss their teeth as recommended, they may be leaving acids and sugars on the surface of the natural tooth enamel that can eat away at the tooth’s structure. Brushing and flossing after every meal are important to reduce the risk of developing both cavities and periodontal disease.

What is a filling?

The best treatment for an area of decay is a dental filling. Dental fillings are composite resin materials that are placed into the hole left behind from the decay after it is treated. These fillings keep the decay from extending further and stop the growth that can cause more extensive issues. Fillings are a practical, affordable, and aesthetic way of repairing damage caused by cavities.

What happens if my decay is too significant for a filling?

Sometimes, a filling alone may not protect a tooth from further damage. Large areas of decay may still be treated with a filling, but if the structure of the tooth is compromised, Dr. Christopher T. Griffin may also create a dental crown to cap the tooth and give it an extra layer of protection and strength. This will reduce the risk of breakage in the future.

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Have you been diagnosed with dental decay?

Speak to Dr. Christopher T. Griffin and his team today to learn more about the benefits of dental fillings. Treatment can be done in one appointment at the state-of-the-art facility located at 150 West Cambridge Avenue. Our facility can be reached at (864) 229-2610 and accepts new patients and families.

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