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Everything You Need to Know About Fillings

Posted by LAKE RIDGE DENTAL CARE on Dec 4 2020, 05:30 AM

Everything You Need to Know About Fillings

Cavities are one of the common problems that people encounter in their daily life. Lack of proper care given to oral health, irregular brushing, flossing of teeth, plaque formation, dry mouth, and certain foods can lead to cavities. Cavities can be treated with a simple process called a dental filling, which is performed by dentists. 

A dental filling involves removing the decayed and damaged portion of the tooth and filling that particular area with a filling substance. This process can also be carried out on the patient who has a broken tooth, cracked tooth, or the tooth that has been worn down by biting the nail or grinding the tooth. This is not a complicated process, and the success rate of this procedure is also high. 

Dental Filling Procedure

The dental filling procedure is as follows: Initially, your dentist examines the area of the tooth that needs to be treated, then by using a local anesthetic, the surrounding area of the tooth is made numb. Once this is achieved, with the help of an air abrasion instrument or the laser, the decayed part of the tooth is removed. The dentist then examines if all the decay in the tooth has been removed. Following this, the dentist prepares the area for filling by removing the debris of the bacteria present in it. In case the decay is present near the nerve, he uses the liner made of the glass ionomer, which helps protect the nerve. Then the filling that suits the tooth color is applied to the decayed part to protect the tooth and prevent it from further damage.

Fillings and Its Types

Different types of fillings can be used, such as gold, porcelain, silver, and amalgam. The place of tooth decay plays a major role in using a particular kind of fillings. 

If you are looking for a dentist who can recommend you the best of the suggestions that will help protect your teeth and give you proper guidance, Lake ridge dental care is undoubtedly one of the best places to get treated. We have employed dentists who have practical knowledge of dental fillings and have handled hundreds of cases who will treat you with the utmost care and give you the necessary tips to keep your oral health intact. 


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