How a filling from your dentist in Lexington, KY, can help your smile
Does your tooth hurt? If so, you may be wondering if this nagging discomfort could be related to an undiagnosed cavity. But how do you know? Well, luckily enough, Dr. Ballard Morgan of Morgan Dental Services in Lexington, KY, offers a full range of dental services including the latest diagnostic tools and imaging to determine if you need a filling!
More about fillings
Tooth decay is the main reason you will need a filling, and there are a few signs and symptoms which indicate that you may need treatment to fix the decay-caused cavity. You may have tooth decay if you:
- Notice an area of lost tooth structure
- Notice a black or brown stain on your tooth that doesn’t brush off
- Feel a sharp, stabbing pain when you bite down or chew
- Feel an acute, sharp pain when you eat sweet, hot, or cold foods
You may also need a new filling to replace an old filling that has begun to leak. You may notice pain with a leaking filling, or you may just notice the filling appears chipped, broken, or cracked. If the edges of the filling are separating from the tooth surface, the filling probably needs to be replaced.
If you need a filling, you can choose conventional metal fillings, which are very durable and provide great protection on back teeth. You can also choose tooth-colored fillings, which are very popular. Tooth-colored fillings use a liquid resin material called composite, which can be matched to the color of your tooth. Once the filling is placed, it becomes a virtually invisible part of your smile.
Think you may need dental work? Give us a call!
To find out more about dental fillings and other restorative, cosmetic, and preventive dental services, call Dr. Ballard Morgan at Morgan Dental Services in Lexington, KY, today! Our number is (859) 233-7700.