Don’t ignore a toothache! Tooth pain is your body’s way of saying something is wrong. If you have a persistent toothache, schedule an appointment with our tooth fillings dentist as soon as possible.
If our emergency dentist finds a cavity, he may recommend a dental filling to restore the tooth. Call our office today if you suspect you need a cavity filling or continue reading to learn more about how a tooth filling can help restore your smile.
Questions For Our Tooth Fillings Dentist
How does our dentist fix cavities?
We may recommend a tooth filling if your cavity is small enough. Otherwise, a dental crown may be more suitable. During the procedure, we would numb your tooth with a local anesthetic before removing the cavity.
Our tooth-filling dentist would then apply a special material to the surface of your tooth to fill in the structure that’s been removed. In other words, afills in the part of the tooth that was lost to decay.
How long do dental fillings last?
How long your cavity filling lasts will depend on the materials our dentist used, as well as where the filling was placed. While tooth fillings are durable, they’ll eventually need to be replaced. Our tooth-filling dentist will be able to examine your teeth during your next appointment to look for signs of wear and tear in fillings.
Do fillings hurt?
We numb your tooth before removing the decayed tooth structure so you won’t feel any pain during the cavity filling procedure. However, you will feel a small pinch as we inject the local anesthetic.
Once the anesthesia wears off, it’s normal for the inside of your mouth to feel sensitive or sore. Our dentist may prescribe pain relievers for you to use after your procedure. Any pain you feel should subside in a few days.
If you’re wondering how fillings differ from crowns, check out our blog post on it here.