Cavities are areas of decay that can develop on the surface of a tooth. Drs. Mike Milligan and Marisa Milligan at Eastland Dental Center in Bloomington encourage patients to visit regularly to diagnose this issue early and receive a filling. If patients do not visit a professional and take action when cavities develop, they may face more serious issues later and require extractions or root canal therapy.
Patients should be conscientious in caring for their smiles. Not only does this mean brushing and flossing after every meal, but visiting the dentist on a regular basis for examinations. This can reduce the likelihood of developing cavities in the first place. However, if they do develop, Eastland Dental Center can help.
Our practice focuses on providing healthy, safe, and aesthetic restorations. When patients come to our practice and have a cavity, we typically recommend the use of composite fillings. These types of fillings are a great way for patients to quickly and easily restore the structure and function of their natural teeth. Composite resin is a clay-like material that is the same color as tooth enamel. When placed, it is practically invisible to others! Composite resin fillings are also beneficial because they do not expand and contract in the same way silver amalgam fillings do. This ensures the tooth is sealed and bacteria cannot reach the dental pulp.
Addressing cavities should be done as soon as possible. Patients are encouraged to book an appointment with the team of Eastland Dental Center. Drs. Mike Milligan and Marisa Milligan are here to help and provide comprehensive dental care solutions for all patients in the community. Bloomington area patients can contact them at (309) 663-4711 or visit their practice personally at 1404 Eastland Drive, Suite 101.