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Hello and welcome to another September edition of the Perrigo Dental Care blog!

A lot of what we talk about around here has to do with prevention. But even if you are staying on track with your home hygiene habits, watching what you put into your body, and visiting our Hoover, Alabama dentist’s office twice a year, sometimes little things can still go awry.

The important thing is to come around often enough so that we can detect problems early enough to treat them with conservative measures.

This is especially true when it comes to cavities.

Before it comes to the point where you would require a root canal or extraction to restore the health of your mouth, we can set you up with a simple dental filling procedure.

This is where we go in and dig out the decay and fill in the remaining hole with some other substance. Over the years, conventional silver fillings were typically used for this job, but they were not without problems.

Fortunately, here at Perrigo Dental Care, we have adapted the way we approach restorative dentistry to keep up with the best practices for the modern era.

As such, we now utilize mercury-free, tooth-colored dental fillings to treat cavities.

No Metal!

The silver amalgam that is used to make conventional fillings is actually a paste comprised of mercury along with other metals. That is not good if you have metal allergies or don’t want the rest of the world to know about your dental issues.

In any event, you won’t have to worry about such things since our fillings are now made of composite resin, glass ionomer or ceramic, which means that they are tooth-colored, biocompatible materials that contain no mercury or other metals.

Here’s The Deal

There’s really nothing to it. The procedure itself is more or less the same as it ever was. For your filling treatment, we will first isolate the tooth (or teeth) in question while protecting the rest of your mouth with a rubber dam. Then, we will clean the tooth, eliminate any signs of decay, and re-shape it.

Composite resin is then mixed to match your teeth and is applied to the affected tooth layer by layer.

By the time we are finished with you, your mouth will be clean, and your smile will look normal again. Doesn’t that sound good?

Let’s Do This!

In the event that you have one or more cavities, or have been away from the dentist for longer than usual, don’t put off your restorative dentistry treatment any longer.

At Perrigo Dental Care we make it easy for you to get back in good standing. If you are apprehensive about coming in, we can set you up with one of our sedation dentistry solutions designed to put your fears to rest.

The bonus is that no one will ever know you’ve even had a cavity because our tooth-colored fillings will look completely natural!

To schedule your next appointment in our Hoover, Alabama office, contact us online or call 205-545-8007 today!

5-Star-Rated Hoover Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists
"Dr. Perrigo's office is wonderful. Their staff is so kind and thorough. They were absolutely wonderful to my elderly grandmother, and so attentive to her needs. I cannot recommend them enough. They even have early morning and Saturday hours."Bonnie H.
"This is by far the best dental group I have ever had. They make you feel like part of the family the minute you walk in the door. Dr. Perrigo is always available if you have a problem other than the usual dental check up. I must say something about my wonderful hygienist Christy. She is the absolutely best. We do more laughing than anything when I have my visits. I just truly love this group. Thanks for all you do."Faye W.
"Luke is a great dentist and his staff is very friendly. Highly recommended."Matt D.
"Outstanding service! Fresh and clean! Love this place. A family atmosphere!"Chad B.
"Very pleasant, efficient and professional staff who showed a sincere interest in me, both history and current problems. Additionally they were gentle during both cleaning and examination."Kathi W.
"Went in today for my bi-annual cleaning and check-up. I highly recommend them. I have been going to them for over 30 years."James S.
"Dr. Perrigo took time to explain options and did a wonderful job. Staff are friendly and kind. Highly recommended."John M.
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Perrigo Dental Care. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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The 5-star-rated cosmetic dentists and family dentists in Hoover, AL, of Perrigo Dental Care offer the most advanced dental care and orthodontic care for children and adults. Our dental care options included family dental care, teeth cleanings, gum disease treatment, wisdom teeth extractions, TMJ treatment, treatment for headaches, sleep apnea treatment, pain-free dental care, sedation dentistry, dental care emergencies, teeth whitening, dental bonding, veneers, dental bridges, dental implants, dental crowns, dental fillings, dentures, full mouth reconstruction, Invisalign and FastBraces. We can help fix your cracked tooth, chipped tooth or replace missing teeth. Call our conveniently located Hoover dental office to schedule your appointment with our dental implant dentists, cosmetic dentists and family dentists in Hoover, AL, at 205-822-7822.

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