No one likes to hear that they have a cavity—not kids, and especially not adults. But if the inevitable happens and someone in your family needs a filling, Tuscarora Family Dental Care in Martinsburg can get your smile back on track. Our compassionate approach and gentle touch make everyone from toddlers to grandparents relax and rest while their cavities are filled. We only white, BPA-free dental composites for cavity fillings in part, because they are tooth colored and don’t mar the appearance of your wonderful smile. Also in part, because they are more stable in your tooth than metal fillings, which can expand and contract with hot or cold foods and drinks. That expansion and contraction can allow bacteria to enter the tooth, causing even more damage under your filling. Additionally, metal fillings contain mercury which can can compromise your immune system and cause whole body health issues.
While we usually discover cavities during routine checkups, x-rays, or even cleanings, if you or your child have pain when eating or drinking something hot or cold, dark spots or unusual staining that won’t go away with brushing, or pain when you bit down, please call us right away. The sooner we clear away decay and infection and fill your tooth, the more enamel we will save. Plus, even seemingly small cavities can lead to abscesses and tooth loss. Cavities are serious business — and Tuscarora Family Dental Care treats them that way.