Restore Your Smile with Pain-Free Dental Fillings in Iluka
The Fantastic Benefits of Dental Fillings
Having your teeth professionally filled at Smiles in Currambine will provide you with extra benefits. A dental filling is an excellent method for restoring a missing tooth structure’s good health and function. They stop cavities from growing by filling them. Fillings also help strengthen damaged areas in your mouth by adding more metal to the area where the problem happened, protecting the area from future decay and infection. Furthermore, tooth-coloured fillings increase the colour of your teeth and make you smile more beautiful.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you may necessitate a filling:
- Recurrent dental discomfort or toothaches
- Tooth sensitivity
- Teeth holes
- Teeth with rough or sharp edges
- Tooth discolouration
- Food particles have become entrapped in a specific location.
Dental fillings are a routine dental procedure that generally only takes 15 to 60 minutes and requires only one visit to the dentist. The steps are as follows:
- A local anesthetic will be injected to numb the surrounding area. To reduce discomfort, we may apply a numbing gel to the gums before the injection. If the tooth merely has surface decay, we may not need anaesthesia. Without causing pain, a small hole can be drilled around the damaged natural tooth enamel.
- The decaying areas of the tooth will be removed with a drill, laser, or air abrading tool when the anesthetic has worn off. We’ll then make sure the decayed tooth’s hole is the correct size and form.
- Before placing the filling, we will clean the cavity of bacteria and food particles to ensure that everything is clean and sterile.
- The created cavity will next be properly filled with a dental filling. Following that, the dental fillings are glued to the teeth.
- After the filling has hardened, it will be shaped and polished to match the colour of your natural teeth as precisely as possible.
When getting dental fillings, you could run into the following issues:
Dental fillings can wear away, chip, or crack under the persistent strain of biting, grinding, or clenching. Although you may not realize your filling is failing, your dentist can detect filling issues during a routine check-up.
Your dentist uses a hot drill before filling a cavity during the decay removal process. When the pulp, the connective tissue that forms the core of your teeth, becomes inflamed, it is known as pulpitis. The pulp of the damaged tooth may get infected if your dentist does not remove all of the decayed tissue. If this happens, your gums may swell or a pus pocket near the tooth may form.
Allergy to Amalgam
Metal allergies can irritate a silver amalgam filling. Itching or a rash are also possible side effects. If you think you have an allergic reaction, talk to your dentist. The original filling can be replaced with a different restorative substance.
Tooth sensitivity following dental fillings is common in most circumstances. It will go away on its own in a matter of days to weeks, depending on what triggered the sensitivity. Dental filling procedures involve filling holes in your teeth with materials such as amalgam or composite. Although this is a straightforward, routine procedure, it can leave patients with sensitive teeth. Other reasons, such as pulpitis, allergic reactions, or bite alterations, can also cause tooth sensitivity. If you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort associated with other symptoms such as fever, redness, or swelling, you should contact your dentist immediately.
Here are some strategies for reducing sensitivity:
- Take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, over-the-counter.
- Do not consume any hot or cold foods or beverages.
- Brushing and flossing should be done softly, and desensitizing toothpaste should be used.
- Use the other side of your mouth to chew.
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Our dentists in Currambine make every effort to accommodate the scheduling needs of your family. From offering evening hours to weekend appointment times, we are sure to have something that works for your busy routine.
If you are in pain or have any other dental emergency, please call us right away so we can try to book you in as soon as possible.