Plaque and acids can build up on your teeth over time, and if left untreated, they can form cavities in your teeth. When this happens, our dentist may recommend a composite dental filling in Metairie, Louisiana. A cavity can be painful, but if left untreated, it can spread into other teeth or even to the center, or pulp, of the tooth, which will then require a more extensive procedure to correct. We invite you to call the office of Raul Ramirez DDS at 504-885-3255 to learn more about how cavities can protect your teeth, and to schedule a consultation with our dentist.