If you have a cavity in Atlanta, the team at Goldstein Garber & Salama are here to help. Dental fillings are the best way to remove decayed material from your tooth, restore your oral health, and prevent further complications. Contact us online or call today at (404) 261-4941 to schedule a consultation and get the expert dental care you need in Atlanta.
Dental fillings are meant to treat tooth decay, also called “cavities.” Tooth decay happens when bacteria build up in your mouth and feed on food particles, then excrete acid as they digest these particles. Over time, this acid eats away at your tooth, causing a cavity.
With a filling, you can get treatment for cavities and restore your smile. Not only that, but fillings can help prevent further complications. If left untreated, tooth decay can eat all the way through the outer layers of your tooth, causing a tooth infection.
Tooth infections require treatment with root canal therapy and a dental crown, which is a more costly, complex, and invasive process. By getting care early and restoring your tooth with a filling, you can avoid tooth infections and keep your smile healthy.
Laughing gas is a minimal method of sedation that will help you feel safe and comfortable during your implant procedure, and it wears off within 5 minutes, so you can drive yourself home and resume day-to-day activities.
Oral conscious sedation and IV sedation use more powerful sedative drugs. You will feel sleepy and groggy, and you may forget what happens during your appointment or fall asleep. You’ll need someone to drive you home after the procedure, since the after-effects last 4-6 hours or longer.
With general anesthesia, you’ll be completely unconscious during your appointment. This is a good option if you are very nervous about implant surgery, and want to make sure you have a completely pain-free experience.
As long as your jaw bone is strong and your overall oral health is good, you are likely a good candidate for dental implants. Find out by contacting Goldstein Garber & Salama for your free implant consultation today.