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FILLINGS

A filling can be used to repair the surface of a damaged tooth caused by a fracture, tooth decay, or wear/tear. Sensitivity may be a side effect of an area that needs to be filled. Fillings will strengthen the tooth as well.

What Happens When You Get A Filling?

The area around the tooth will be numbed in preparation to the filling. Once fully numbed, a drill, laser, or air abrasion instrument will be used to rid the decayed area. After the area is clean, it’s filled.

Do I Need A Filling?

You may need a filling if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Sensitivity to hot, cold, and sugary foods
  • General tooth pain
  • Pain when biting or chewing
  • Tearing floss in certain spots
  • Dark spots on the surface of the tooth
  • Food sticking to parts of teeth

Contact us today to schedule an appointment so a dentist can determine if you actually need a filling.

Does Getting a Fillings Hurt?

The actual process of getting a filling can be something patients worry about. Your gums will be numbed around the tooth, so you won’t feel a thing. It’s typical after the numbness wears off to feel a little sensitivity. After a few days, it will start feeling better and after a week it will be completely fine.

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