Fillings Specialist

Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Fulton, MD

If you think you may have a cavity, the compassionate dentists, Drs. Mahvash Zulfaghary and Zehra Asad at Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn, can ease your pain, and provide fillings that perfectly match the color of your teeth during a brief, comfortable procedure. Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn is conveniently located in Fulton, Maryland. If you are experiencing tooth pain, contact the office today or book an appointment online.

Fillings Q & A

What is a filling?

A filling does just what the name implies — it fills in a hole in your tooth. These holes are knowns as cavities or caries, and they are usually caused by decay. A filling prevents the decay from spreading deeper into your tooth and creating more a more severe condition.

What causes cavities?

Bacteria from food, especially from sugar, tends to cling to your teeth, forming a sticky film called plaque. Plaque produces an acid that breaks down the enamel of your teeth. This is called tooth decay. When decay has progressed far enough to create a hole in your enamel, it’s called a cavity.

Many adults and children have cavities, but they can be prevented through good oral hygiene, reducing your intake of sugary foods, and regular dental checkups.

What are the symptoms of a cavity?

Smaller cavities do not always cause symptoms, but larger holes can be very painful. You may have a cavity if you are experiencing any of the following signs:

  • Dull, aching tooth pain
  • Throbbing or intense pain
  • Hot/cold sensitivity
  • Sensitivity to sweet foods
  • Dark spots on tooth enamel
  • Pain when biting or chewing

If you think you may have a cavity, it’s important to schedule an appointment with your dentist right away to prevent your condition from worsening. The caring team at Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn can help relieve the pain of cavities quickly.  

What can I expect when I have a cavity filled?

The experienced providers at Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn will use anesthesia, and they may administer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to make sure you are relaxed and comfortable during your procedure. Your dentist may first use a small drill to remove the bacteria and any damaged tooth material, and then carefully fills the empty hole with a resin-based material that adheres to your tooth as it hardens.

The providers at Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn always use tooth-colored materials for fillings, so they blend perfectly with your natural enamel.

A toothache can interfere with your daily life, as well as your overall health and wellbeing. If you’re experiencing tooth pain and you think you may need a filling, call Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn today or schedule an appointment online.