When we develop a cavity, treatment is crucial for avoiding the onset of infections and other complications. In order to treat the problem and restore the tooth to full function and health, we may recommend a lifelike restoration. How does a dental filling offer Liberty, MO, patients a single visit solution to tooth decay?

Signs You Have a Cavity

What indicates the presence of a cavity? Well, if you attend your six-month checkups and cleanings, then we typically uncover them in the very early stages, treating the area before discomfort occurs. Otherwise, you’re forced to wait until the cavity reaches a more advanced stage, during which you may endure tooth sensitivity and toothaches. If the pain lasts more than 48 hours, then let us know. Persistent pain could mean decay, as toothaches caused by changes in air pressure or sinus and allergy issues tend to pass after a few hours. Remember, treating a cavity quickly mean’s reducing the risk of an infection, which could threaten the stability of your tooth.

The Benefits of a Dental Filling

If we find a cavity that requires treatment, we typically prescribe a dental filling. Instead of using metal, we now employ a metal-free composite resin. The material can not only be shaded to match the tooth, but it also offers years of quality restoration and is safe for patients of all ages. We remove the decay from the tooth and apply the composite resin, shading the tooth as the filling material cures under a light. The placement process only takes one visit and protects the tooth from serious complications, such as pain and infection.

Safeguarding Your Smile

Once you receive your restoration, you can start taking steps to avoid future cases of tooth decay. We suggest making time to brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day. Also, be sure you use a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Flossing before going to bed also helps remove the food particles a toothbrush’s bristles cannot. You also help avoid cavities by cutting back on sugary foods and drinks. Again, also make time to see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning! If you have any questions about cavities or our lifelike dental restoration, then contact our team. We’re also available to help schedule your next checkup and dental cleaning.


At Bailey Dental Care, we offer a natural looking solution to cavities, one that helps stop the progression of decay and ensure a healthy, beautiful smile. To learn more about our restorative treatment options, such as dental fillings and crowns, please schedule a consultation, call Bailey Dental Care Liberty, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.