Dentist in Reno, NV - The Importance of Fillings - Atencio Dentistry

If you need a dental filling, it’s critical to get it done as soon as possible. Leaving decay untreated only leads to worse problems – infections, abscesses, root canals, and extractions. Our dentist in Reno, NV, explains how we place dental fillings and some methods to avoid needing one again in the future! 

Do You Need a Filling?

Tooth decay is the most common cause of dental pain. Cavities result from bacteria and plaque buildup on the teeth that erode enamel and damage the tooth’s underlying structure. After this damage has occurred, the cavity needs to be treated immediately to prevent serious problems, like infection and tooth extraction. 

How Are Fillings Placed?

To place a filling, our dentist will remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and fill the cavity with a filling material of your choice. Restoring the tooth and filling areas where bacteria can enter protects the tooth from further damage. 

Avoiding Cavities

After you get your filling, it’s essential to take measures to prevent future tooth decay. Brush, floss, and get regular dental cleanings – only a professional can remove hardened tartar that leads to cavities! Avoid sugary soda, as sugar feeds the harmful bacteria in your mouth. Acidic foods or citrus drinks like orange juice can break down enamel as well, so do your best to limit those foods and beverages.

Contact Our Dentist in Reno, NV, for More Information

To get in contact with our friendly team at Atencio Dentistry, call our Reno office today at 775-298-6108!

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Been to my fair share of dentists all along the east coast. Dr Atencio is top shelf and his staff are fabulous. All professional and know what they are doing. Great friendly personalities . Christina is a master dealing with insurance companies. We highly recommend Atencio Dentistry.

- Warren B. warren b 5 star review

I was nervous to see a new doctor especially since I didn’t have the best experience at my last place but was surprised Everyone was very friendly and efficient. I felt comfortable and well taken care of. They took the time to explain what they were going to do and not get you in and rush you out. Very nice.

- Abilene R. abilene r 5 star review

I've been going to Dr. Atencio's office for several years and they've always done a great job. I'm so thankful for the care and advise I get from Mike, Laurie, and team. The staff are phenomenal. I can't say enough great things about them!

- J. Parel j parel 5 star review

So grateful to the Doctor and his staff fitting me in with dental emergency, especially a new patient. Staff competent, friendly, and efficient. Recommend highly.

- Kathleen A. kathleen a 5 star review

Very warm and genuine staff; very impressed!! Mike Atencio will definitely make you feel welcomed and at home. High level of professionalism and warmth!

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Our Reno, NV
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3773 Baker Lane, Suite #3
Reno, NV 89509

775-829-8684

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Our Reno, NV
Dental Office
3773 Baker Lane, Suite #3
Reno, NV 89509

775-829-8684

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8AM - 4PM

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