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Restorative Dental Fillings

Keeping Teeth Healthy at Mullaloo Dental

Mother and daughter huggingTooth decay can happen to just about anyone. Risk factors include anything from crowded teeth to a high carbohydrate diet. The more frequently we screen for cavities, the earlier Dr Steven Cadee (Dentist) can diagnose and treat them.

But more importantly, we’ll show you ways to reduce your cavity risk and prevent decay from recurring.

Symptoms of Cavities

Not every cavity causes pain. Some of the most common symptoms people notice include signs of:

  • Tooth discolouration
  • Visible holes or pits in the tooth
  • Rough or sharp surfaces
  • Sensitivity to foods and drinks
  • Sudden pain or irritation
  • Food catching around the tooth

To know whether you have a cavity, Dr Cadee will have an X-ray taken of the tooth to evaluate areas deeper inside of it. If the cavity is small to moderate in size, he will likely recommend a dental filling.

Getting a Dental Filling

Fillings can be made of tooth-coloured composite or traditional amalgam. Depending on the size and location of your cavity, one may be more appropriate than the other.

As with any other type of restorative treatment, Dr Cadee wants to ensure your comfort. He will thoroughly numb the tooth before cleaning away the decaying areas. Then, the treated area is prepared and the filling shaped into place. Although it can take a few hours for the local anaesthetic to wear off, you will be able to return to normal activities (eating, chewing, speaking) as soon as it does.

Request a Consulation

Delaying your filling can allow existing cavity bacteria to work its way deeper into your tooth as well as spread to adjacent teeth. It’s best not to avoid a dental restoration based on whether the tooth hurts or not. Smaller cavities are less invasive to correct, meaning that the treatment is better for your smile as a whole.

Think you have a cavity? Contact us today to schedule an exam.



Dental Fillings Mullaloo, Kallaroo, Ocean Reef, Hillarys WA | 08 9307 6055