Have you ever woken up with a toothache and wondered if all those sweets you’ve been eating have finally caught up to you? Better safe than sorry! We encourage our patients to take action at the first sign of cavities, plaque buildup, gum disease or tooth decay. While we are here to help, our primary goal is to help our patients stay healthy and cavity-free!
These quickly turn into bacteria and acid which combines with the food particles and saliva to create a buildup of plaque. Too much plaque can lead to enamel dissolving – which in turn creates holes in your teeth (aka cavities).
We believe in keeping you in the loop every step of the way. If you prefer local anesthesia, we can assist. If you prefer taking a more natural approach, we can skip that part of the procedure. Your comfort is paramount. While filling the cavity, our doctors and their dental hygienists will communicate what we are doing and coach you through anything you are unsure about. Once we agree on a treatment plan, we get to work.
To avoid pain, one of our dentists will numb the area around the tooth that is about to be filled.
The next step is drilling into the decayed area to remove all of the bacteria and prevent recurring issues. We always double check the area to make sure it is clear before we add the filling.
See… it’s not that bad. Dr. Wilkoff and Dr. Sheres are two of the premier dentists for jobs of all magnitudes in the Philadelphia and Allegheny County areas. Their combined years of experience and compassionate approach to dentistry ensure patients that everything is done professionally. For more information, call us at 215-546-6111 or click HERE to fill out our online contact form! We look forward to getting your smile back to 100%!