Project Description

Treating Cavities in Phoenix and Tatum Point

How to Treat a Cavity

Dentists will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then fill in the area on the tooth where the decayed material once lived.

Dental fillings, which are available in several different dental restorative materials, are used to regain function and to restore structure of the original tooth.

First, the dentist will numb the area around the tooth to be filled with a local anesthetic. Next, your dentist will drill the decayed section of the tooth until all of the decay is removed. Now it is time for your dentist to prepare the space for the filling by cleaning the cavity free of bacteria and debris. Once the cavity has been cleaned out thoroughly, your dentist will fill in the empty space with a dental filling.

Here are 6 signs that you might have a cavity:

  1. Bad Breath
  2. Bad Taste
  3. Tooth Pain
  4. Tooth Sensitivity
  5. Dark Spots
  6. Visible Holes

When it comes to dental fillings, there are several materials to choose from depending on the patient’s needs. Teeth can be filled with gold; porcelain; silver amalgam (consisting of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc and copper); or tooth-colored, plastic and glass materials called composite resin fillings. The location of the cavity and extent of the decay along with the cost of the filling material and patients’ insurance coverage will assist your dentist in making the best recommendation to address your specific needs.

If you suspect you have a cavity, call Dental on Central today to schedule an appointment. Acting early can help prevent a cavity from turning into a more complex situation where a root canal may be required.

Contact Us


  • +602.266.1776

  • 5133 N. Central Ave.
    Suite 102
    Phoenix, AZ 85012


Monday8:00am -3:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday7:00am – 5:00pm
Friday7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday7:00am – 1:00pm
  • Dental on Central Tatum Point
    is now
    Scottsdale Dental Studio.
    New location is
    5425 E Bell Road #101,
    Scottsdale , AZ 85254
  • +(602) 507-6155



Our multidisciplinary approach to dentistry provides multiple doctors, of varying fields of expertise, to all of our patients, under one roof.

Anthony Herro DDS
Anthony Herro DDS
Dr. Herro is committed to helping his most vulnerable patients by providing anesthesia to calm their fears. A graduate of Creighton Dental School, he completed an oral surgery externship in San Francisco and studied Sedation and Anesthesia at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Patterson, New Jersey. Dr. Herro was a single recipient of the American Dental Society of Anesthesia Horace Wells Senior Student Award for outstanding service in Anesthesia in June 2005.
Dr. Herro is a Founding Member of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, and one of their respected faculty members in the Special Care Clinic. He is a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Special Care Dentistry Association, American Dental Association, and Arizona Dental Association.
Michael Jejna
Michael Jejna
Dr. Jejna, a native from Phoenix, Arizona, graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with Pre-Medical degree in Kinesiology.While attending UMass Amherst, Dr. Jejna was a forward on the division 1 men’s soccer team that reached the final four in a game that was televised by ESPN in 2007.
After completion of his undergraduate degree, Dr. Jejna attended dental school at A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. In addition, he obtained his dental license through the American Board of Dental Examiners and graduated at the top of his class.

Dr. Jejna volunteers every year for the Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) event in east Mesa and provides care to underserved children from the Mesa Public School District.

Dr. Jejna provides dental care to patients of all ages and is committed to restoring the oral health of those within the community.



I was a little embarrassed that I had not been to a dentist in quite a while but the staff made me feel very comfortable. Tammie, the dental hygienist, did an awesome job was very thorough and gentle. I will be going back for teeth whitening and look forward to regular visits. I also took my 6 year old daughter and they did a great job making her feel comfortable.

Jeffery F.

I feel very fortunate to have stumbled upon Dental on Central including Dr. Herro and his staff. After several not so good experiences I was somewhat discouraged with dentists. However since my first visit to Dental on Central I have felt very welcomed and have experienced nothing but professionalism and top notch dental care. I have been so impressed with Dr. Herro and his staff that I have referred many of my friends as well. In addition I actually look forward to my next visit!

Harris J.

I’m been a patient for a couple years and won’t go anywhere else. Dr. Herro mannerism has changed the way I feel about going to the dentist. And…he’s great with kids! Kudos!

Brenda S.

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