Dental Fillings

A Filling is a type of restorative dentistry procedure used to repair minimal tooth fractures or tooth decay.

One of the most common oral health issues discovered during a Dental Check-Up is decay. Dr. Duboff will examine your teeth using a dental probe as well as take X-rays to determine the exact location of the cavity and the extent of the decay.

Once he has determined that a filling is needed, Dr. Duboff will advise you of your options for filling and sealing the cavity to prevent further decay and damage to the tooth.

Dr. Duboff begins the dental filling procedure by preparing the tooth and necessary surrounding areas. The decay or damage is removed with a dental hand-piece and the area is cleansed to remove bacteria or debris before the restoration can be completed.

After the cavity has been filled, Dr. Duboff will discuss steps you can take to prevent decay from forming under or around the filling, or in other teeth.

Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing is strongly advised.

Keep appointments with your dentist and hygienist for routine Dental Check-Ups and Teeth Cleanings. Depending on your risk for caries, Dr. Duboff also may suggest to apply Dental Sealants over your molars to prevent the build-up of plaque and decay, as well as the use of fluoride mouth rinses as an additional preventive measure.

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