Even with consistent brushing and flossing, it is possible to develop cavities. When detected and treated properly, cavities can often be addressed with convenient dental fillings. This is a service we are pleased to provide to our patients at In Motion Dentists in La Verne, CA.

What are Dental Fillings?

When you have a cavity, it means that a portion of your tooth has started to decay. Tooth decay can spread and potentially damage your tooth even further which is why it is important to address cavities quickly.

When you come to our office for cavity treatment, your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth. Then, they will “fill” the empty space in your tooth with a tooth colored restoration. This helps ensure the integrity of the tooth, and allows you to resume normal chewing and eating.


The Dental Filling Process

Prior to treatment, the dentist will numb the treatment area with local anesthetic in order to avoid any pain or discomfort as your cavity is treated. The decayed part of your teeth is then removed.The next step is to carefully fill the tooth, which prevents additional bacteria from getting into the tooth and causing further decay.

There is very little aftercare or recovery associated with dental fillings. However, the numb sensation in your mouth may last for a couple of hours, and it is generally best to avoid chewing or eating until that numbness wears off.


Learn More About Fillings in La Verne, CA

If you are experiencing pain from a cavity or simply wish to avoid further decay, we invite you to schedule an appointment for a filling with us today. Contact In Motion Dentists in La Verne, CA at your next opportunity.