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Don’t Put Off Those Dental Fillings!

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Do you hate getting dental fillings in Philly? You’re not alone. Most people don’t like getting (or paying for) dental treatment. But treating tooth decay is essential to your dental health. It’s not something you can afford to postpone either medically or financially.

Untreated Cavities Will Get Worse

Fillings remove and replace the decayed tooth tissue so that a cavity can’t keep growing. If it does continue working its way through the tooth, a cavity can result in intense pain and infection. You could get an abscess, or your tooth could fracture.

Cavities Are Contagious

Dental cavities aren’t directly caused by sugar. Decay is actually an active bacterial infection. The germs that cause decay feed on sugar in your mouth and produce acids that eat away holes in your teeth. The bacteria can then multiply and spread to other teeth and infect them with cavities, as well.

If you leave one decayed tooth untreated, it will soon turn into three or four new cavities in other teeth. Dental fillings stop the progression of tooth decay.

The Longer You Put Off Treatment, the More Expensive it Gets

You won’t be doing your bank account any favors by postponing a few dental fillings. It might seem like a savings at the time, but it will come back to bite you later. When the health of your mouth deteriorates because of a few untreated cavities, you’ll be forced to pay out for more costly treatment such as caps, root canals, and even a tooth extraction.

Visit our Philadelphia dentist at Dentists on the Square to schedule a cavity checkup for you and your family. And get those fillings without delay (while they’re still small!)

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Dentists on the Square

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 83 reviews

  • Marianne M.

    Dentists on the Square is great. I’ve had a lot of work done, and they are by far the best practice I’ve been to. They are preventative in mindset, which makes a huge difference to minimize issues before they are large scale problems. The team collaborates and they are very attentive. And now I walk out after a cleaning with much whiter teeth! My hygienist is amazing!

  • Betty H.

    This was my best experience at a dentist office. The staff was AWESOME!!!!. I had some major dental work done and still the experience was wonderful. Thanks, Bonnie for the warm welcome.

  • Jackie E.

    DOTS is fantastic! I’ve been a long time patient and have referred many friends. Their staff and doctors are attentive, caring and always willing to sit down and plan out treatment and talk through your benefits. Thank you!

  • Heidi S.

    They actually have me excited to get implants. The staff is amazing and extremely kind. Very thorough and comprehensible, even with such a detailed process. Thank you!! I’m very happy to have been recommended to come here.

  • Candace V.

    I highly recommend! The staff is really friendly and nice. I had my wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Roberts and Vince and they are great. I was really nervous to have that type of treatment but they reassured me that I would be okay and made it a good experience. It is so worth it!

  • Angela B.

    My first appointment at DOTS was pretty incredible. I had a traumatic experience at my last dentist three years ago that resulted in my 1) developing severe anxiety around going to the dentist and 2) me putting off my dental health for a while. Everyone at DOTS was incredible and super supportive. Shoutout to the hygienist and dentists there that get their patients through the appointments with humor and professionalism. I think I might actually look forward to the dentist now!

  • Jake P.

    Incredibly knowledgeable and professional staff. Really pleased with my experience! This is now my go to dentist office.

  • Harry G.

    Everyone is very friendly, the office is very clean and well organized. I will definitely be returning for my dental work.

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