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Cavity Repair: What Can I Expect?

Dental Procedure Roswell, GA

Did you know that the average person will have to get at least one dental filling during their lifetime? While we do our best to help patients prevent tooth decay, it is a common dental health problem that does occur from time to time. Most patients don’t even know they have a cavity until they visit their dentist for a routine checkup. When a cavity starts producing significant discomfort, it is likely a large area of decay and you may need more than a filling to repair it.

What is a dental filling?

The good news is that cavity repair is relatively easy using a dental filling. A dental filling is a special material that is applied to the affected tooth to restore its function, strength and appearance. Modern dental fillings include composite resin, a preferred material that bonds directly to the tooth and blends seamlessly within your smile due to its tooth-colored shade.

Why are dental fillings needed?

Cavities are essentially areas where your tooth enamel has decayed. These tiny holes in your outermost tooth layer must be filled and repaired so that the decay doesn’t spread further into your tooth. If decay reaches the center of your tooth, you become at risk for infection, severe pain and even tooth loss. To avoid further discomfort and save your tooth, a simple filling is used to restore the tooth back to its original condition.

What happens during a dental filling procedure?

Once a cavity is detected, it is important to remove the decay as soon as possible. Local anesthetics are used to numb the area before using a small dental drill to eliminate the decayed enamel. Afterwards, composite resin or another dental filling material can be used to “fill in” the damaged area of the tooth and restore full functionality and resilience to the affected tooth. This also prevents the tooth from easily chipping or breaking in the future.

Composite resin is always matched to blend with your natural tooth shade. This material is applied in thin layers over the tooth. A special curing light hardens the composite resin after it has been carefully shaped. Overall, getting a dental filling is painless and quick. Don’t delay or neglect this treatment if it is recommended, as a more invasive and more costly procedure may be required down the road.

Do You Need Cavity Repair?

How long has it been since you’ve been to the dentist? Are you experiencing warning signs of a cavity? Schedule your dental visit with Dr. Mitzi Morris today. We promise to use the latest in modern dentistry when repairing and restoring your smile!

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Patient Reviews

Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

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