CAVITIES & FILLINGS

CYPRESS, TEXAS

STRESS-FREE DENTAL FILLINGS
FOR CAVITIES IN CYPRESS, TX

Count on our expert dentists to take care of your painful cavity with unmatched care.

Laxed brushing and flossing, high-sugar diets, dry mouth, diabetes, and more can all lead to the same result: a terrible toothache caused by a cavity. When cavities strike, you can count on our skilled emergency dentists at Dentist Tree of Fairfield to expertly bring your smile back to full health with composite dental fillings. We use the latest techniques and dental technologies to ensure your time with us is smooth, stress-free, and painless.

Gone are the days of silver fillings that give a visual record of your dental health history. Tooth-colored composite allows us to invisibly repair your damaged tooth while retaining your natural, beautiful grin. After a comprehensive exam to understand the full extent of the dental decay, we don’t waste a moment to start restoring your tooth to its old self. We’re not just interested in relieving your present toothache—we want to ensure your smile’s future is bright and healthy for decades to come.

Dental fillings aren’t solely for dental decay either. Cracked and chipped teeth are in danger, too. No matter the cause of your toothache, you can count on our team to design your treatment to meet your smile’s unique needs. We don’t leave any detail or factor up to chance. From your dental history and comfort to your budget and cavity filling cost, our dentists at Dentist Tree do everything we can to give you the best dental experience possible.

Need to see our team immediately for treatment? Give our Cypress dental office a call at 281.562.7288 right now!

TOOTH DECAY SYMPTOMS
TO WATCH FOR

What does a cavity look like? Treating dental decay early keeps your smile in the best shape possible.

During the early stages of tooth decay, you might not know anything’s wrong. It can be easy to ignore the warning signs if you’re not looking for them. However, as tooth decay progresses, it becomes much harder if not impossible not to notice that your tooth needs emergency cavity treatment. What starts as innocent white tooth spots can quickly turn into a painful dental nightmare if you’re not careful.

Cavity symptoms differ based on the decay’s size and location. Please see our dentists for a tooth filling if you experience the following signs:

 

  • Terrible toothache (persistent or come and go)
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweets
  • Visible cracks or holes in your teeth
  • White, brown, or black tooth spots
  • Terrible toothache (persistent or come and go)
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweets
  • Visible cracks or holes in your teeth
  • White, brown, or black tooth spots

Need an emergency visit to our dental office in Cypress? Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 281.562.7288 right now!

THE TOOTH FILLING
PROCESS

Don’t worry, your procedure will be smooth sailing!

Fillings are used for mild and moderate tooth decay and damage. More severe tooth decay may require more extensive treatment than a dental filling, such as an inlay, onlay, dental crown, or root canal. However, no matter which cavity treatment you need, our dentists ensure the entire process is smooth and painless. First, we’ll administer a local anesthetic to numb the region around the tooth so you can relax as we work.

From there, we will remove the decayed and damaged parts of your tooth until there is only healthy tissue left. We will finish your treatment by applying composite resin. Molded into shape and hardened with a special bonding light, your composite filling can restore your tooth to its old self. Our dentists take a cosmetic approach to fillings, matching the composite to the exact shade of the rest of your tooth for a seamless look.

Tooth Decay Stages

Cavities don’t suddenly appear. They build up over time as plaque, bacteria, and tartar work away at your teeth.

Stage 1: Demineralization

When plaque, bacteria, and tooth decay get a hold on your smile, they first demineralize and weaken your tooth’s tough outer enamel. Demineralization shows itself as visible white spots on your teeth. This initial dental decay damage can be reversed with fluoride treatment. If you have a history of frequent cavities, we recommend being proactive with your dental health and using fluoride toothpastes and mouthwashes. After all, the best and most conservative treatment is prevention. MI Paste is especially great for stopping and combating demineralization because it reinforces your teeth with not just fluoride but calcium phosphate too.

Stage 2: Enamel Decay

Once the tooth has been weakened enough, tooth decay can start deteriorating the enamel. White decay spots may start turning brown. Without treatment, bacteria will not stop until they break through the surface and breach the softer inner dentin layer below.

Stage 3: Dentin Decay

At this stage, dental cavities form. What is a cavity? A cavity is a hole in your tooth that can no longer be fixed with fluoride and great brushing. Dentin is weaker than enamel and more vulnerable to bacteria and decay, speeding up the tooth cavity process significantly. A cavity filling is the only way to stop the decay at this point.

Stage 4: Pulp Decay

Once dental decay quickly breaks through the dentin, it starts attacking the innermost dental pulp. This layer houses the blood vessels and nerves that maintain the tooth’s health and wellbeing. The nerves in the pulp even give the tooth a sensation. As your cavity damages the pulp’s nerve, it creates a terrible and persistent toothache. Fillings alone aren’t enough to repair this deep damage, so our dentists will need to perform a root canal.

Stage 5: Abscess Formation

If your cavity reaches the end of the tooth’s root, the infection can spread into the surrounding gums and create a painful pocket of pus called an abscess. Signs you have a dental abscess include dental cavity pain worsening, fever, facial and jaw swelling, lymph nodes in the neck swelling, and tooth looseness. Immediate tooth decay treatment is often the only way to save the tooth at this point.
ADDRESS

28404 US-290 G03 Cypress,
TX 77433

HOURS

Monday 9AM–6PM
Tuesday 9AM–6PM
Wednesday 9AM–6PM
Thursday 9AM–6PM
Friday 9AM–6PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

ADDRESS

28404 US-290 G03 Cypress, TX 77433

HOURS

Monday-9AM–6PM Tuesday-9AM–6PM Wednesday-Closed Thursday-9AM–6PM Friday-9AM–5PM Saturday-Closed Sunday-Closed