Do I Need to Get Dental Fillings?

Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Tue, 08/25/2015

Unsurprisingly, many of our Greenville patients visit us to get dental fillings. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reports that approximately half of all American children have suffered tooth decay by age twelve. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), 92 percent of Americans get cavities by the time they reach their 60s.

Generally, cavities are detected during routine dental appointments with your family dentist. However, tooth decay can often become evident at home, by offering indicators such as:

  • Sensitivity to hot, cold or sweets
  • Pain when chewing or biting
  • A particularly rough tooth
  • Visible dark spots

Cavities were once treated exclusively with metal (amalgam) fillings and crowns. These traditional methods of treating tooth decay were not only unsightly, they were prone to cracking, falling out, and damaging the structural integrity of existing teeth. For more than 15 years, Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles has been provided its Greenville patients metal-free white fillings and porcelain inlays.

Our experienced Greenville dentists not only place mercury-free dental fillings and crowns in our work, but we can create your inlays in a single office visit, using our CEREC machine.

If you suspect you have a cavity and need a dental filling, contact Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles today by completing the form on this page, or by calling 252-291-2892 to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro and Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Dixon Boles & Associates