Dental Fillings Slidell LA

Treating Tooth Decay

Today’s dental fillings keep your smile looking bright, healthy, and beautiful. We incorporate minimally-invasive strategies that treat cavities early, before they lead to emergencies or broken teeth. As your family’s oral health provider, each treatment plan is designed around our patients’ unique needs and priorities.

Why Do I Need a Filling?

Tooth decay is a bacterial infection that causes physical destruction to your smile. Once a cavity has ruptured through the outer layer of your enamel, it can quickly erode the inner layers and lead to an abscess. Treating your cavity while it’s small is the best (and most affordable) way to keep your smile healthy.

Unfortunately, cavities cannot heal themselves. In fact, they often “jump” to adjacent teeth, especially if you do not floss regularly. Our Slidell family dentist will help you treat the decay and prevent other areas from following suit.

Types of Dental Fillings

We offer two types of dental fillings in our Slidell practice: white (composite) and amalgam (silver.) Dr. Cambre prefers to use white fillings when possible because they bond closely with your tooth structure and blend in with your smile. They’re also free of mercury, which is a concern for some of our patients. Silver fillings are ideal in teeth that are difficult to dry, but they require a larger opening and are more invasive to the tooth.

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Dr. Stephen M. Cambre

Get In Touch With Us

Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

(985) 643-2284

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Catching Decay Early

For the least invasive care available, we regularly screen for signs of cavities before symptoms develop. The smaller the area of decay is, the more tooth structure we can preserve.

Symptoms of cavities sometimes include:

Sensitivity to certain types of foods (such as sweetened beverages)

Pain when biting down

Sharp or throbbing pain around a specific tooth

Rough edges that you can feel with your tongue

Food getting caught when you eat

Once a cavity is large enough to see on your own, it may require something more extensive than a dental filling — such as a crown — to repair it.

Gentle Cavity Treatment

What to Expect During Treatment

If you’ve never had a filling before, it’s normal to feel a little anxious about the appointment. Fortunately, Dr. Stephen Cambre is known for being extremely gentle! We’ll ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible from start to finish. Using a small amount of anesthetic, your tooth will be completely numbed for the duration of the procedure.

Think You Have a Cavity? Call Today

Schedule an exam with our gentle family dentist. We’ve proudly served Slidell for over 20 years!

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