For people who have damaged teeth due to tooth decay or a tooth that has cracked or fractured, it’s common for your dentist to recommend a dental filling to be able to salvage the tooth and avoid any further damage. But often I hear people having apprehensions about this procedure because of the misconception that it can often be painful or tedious. If you are a patient at Gentle Dental Care in Edison, NJ then you can attest that getting a dental filling is a very simple and pain-free experience.
During consultation, your dentist will make you choose which type of filling you want to use. It could be amalgam, composite resin, porcelain, or gold. Prior to starting with the procedure, the dentist will numb the area using a local anesthetic so that you will not feel any discomfort during the duration of the treatment. Your dentist has the option to use a laser, a drill, or air abrasion to remove the decayed or damaged part of the tooth. After all traces of decay have been cleared, your dentist will make sure that the cavity created is clean and free from any debris. The dentist then prepares your tooth for filling and applies your filling of choice into the open cavity. The dentist will mold the filling surface to mimic the natural shape of your tooth and will check your bite for any irregularities. Right after the procedure, patients can enjoy full function of their damaged tooth. Function and appearance is restored and the tooth is saved from extraction! The procedure is completed in one visit and it is highly recommended, so don’t wait to get your tooth treated before it’s too late.
Learn more about your dental filling options and what it can do to improve your dental health. Call Gentle Dental Care in Edison, NJ at (732) 549-5660 today and schedule a consultation.