Dental Fillings

Gentle Process to Restore Your Teeth

Patients pleased that small cavity, dental fillings are the restorative option of choiceWhen you have a small cavity, dental fillings are the restorative option of choice. Fillings are traditionally made of an alloy material, but less invasive versions are typically made of a tooth colored composite. The white filling is matched to your specific tooth color to allow it to blend in against your smile.

Is the Process Painful?

Dr. Goldston takes careful measures to prevent pain and discomfort during your filling. We even offer sedation dentistry in our Greenville office!

How Do I Tell If I Need One?

How can you tell if you have a cavity? Even though some cavities never hurt whatsoever, you may first discover that you have a problem by experiencing:

  • Pain on biting or chewing
  • Food packing between the teeth
  • Sensitivity to sweet foods or drinks
  • Sensitivity to temperature changes
  • Toothaches
  • Something feeling “odd” around the tooth

Example of dental cavities. Don’t put your filling off. Tooth decay is a condition that can quickly spread deeper into the tooth or “jump” to adjacent teethWe will perform a thorough exam and take any necessary x-rays to pinpoint how large or deep your cavity is. Some cavities are not visible during an exam, as they start between the teeth. Digital x-rays are essential to identifying these lesions before they become so large that they need a crown or root canal.

Don’t put your filling off. Tooth decay is a condition that can quickly spread deeper into the tooth or “jump” to adjacent teeth. Call Greenville Family Smiles to schedule an exam with Dr. Goldston today.