The process of applying dental fillings is fairly simple and takes only one visit to our office
One of our dentists will begin the procedure by numbing the area around the decayed tooth in your mouth. Next the decay will be cleaned thoroughly before a cleansing gel is applied upon it. Then a bonding solution is put on your tooth to allow the dental filling to hold on your tooth. Lastly, the dental filling is applied to fill the cavity of your tooth caused by the decay. It is normal to feel uncomfortable, mostly in the area of the anesthetic, after your visit but any type of over the counter pain medicine will help ease the pain. After a day or two, you shouldn’t feel any pain where your dental filling is applied. If you do, it may be a sign that the decay infected the nerve of your tooth and you must contact our office as soon as possible.
In general, our dental fillings are a simple oral procedure
The damage can become more serious if a cavity if left untreated, possibly leading to a procedure such as a root canal. The best way to prevent cavities is by brushing every morning and night before you go to bed, or after every meal if you are prone to getting cavities. You should one of our dentists if you feel any pain in a particular tooth or area in your mouth, or see a hole in one of your teeth surrounded by gray.