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Dental Fillings at Summer Hill Dental Group

smiling person during dental visitHave you been putting up with persistent toothaches or sensitivity? If yes, there’s a good chance that you have a cavity. At Summer Hill Dental Group, our dental professionals can help to detect and remedy cavities, also known as dental caries.

Cavities are holes in the teeth that are the result of tooth decay. In many cases, this decay can lead to food constantly catching between your teeth, sensitivity to sugary foods or drinks, and noticeable pain when chewing.

The Importance of Seeking Care Straightaway

If cavities are left untreated for extended periods of time, you can risk developing a tooth abscess that can become infected and lead to life-threatening complications such as sepsis. The longer you wait to seek care for tooth decay, the more likely you are to require a crown or a root canal in the future. We provide simple fillings to restore missing tooth structure, returning strength and function to the tooth to stop decay.

What to Expect

First, we will numb the affected tooth to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Next, we will remove the damaged surfaces of the tooth, apply the filling, and allow it to take shape. If needed, we can match the shade of the filling with the colour of your natural enamel. Lastly, a bright light will be used to cure the filling and secure it into place.

How to Prevent Cavities

Here are some actions you can take at home to help avoid hearing the words
“You have a cavity.”

  • Brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste at least two times a day.
  • Carefully brush your gums as well to keep them pink and healthy.
  • Floss your teeth once daily to remove plaque and food that gets stuck between your teeth.
  • Limit sugary foods and drinks, and opt for water instead.
  • Visit your dentist twice a year for regular checkups.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

We are committed to intervening as swiftly as possible to fill your cavity and prevent any further damage. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!



Dental Fillings Summer Hill, Ashfield NSW | (02) 9798 7707