Procedure of Tooth Filling

Posted on : 18-08-2013 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dental Implants, Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Dental cavities are most common dental ailment. Once you suspect that you need filling from the symptoms like pain in tooth, black or brown staining on tooth or self examination, then you have to schedule a visit you to your dentist who find out whether you need filling or not. There are several different kinds of methods that are used by a dentist in order to find out whether you do need a filling or not.


The Procedure:

1. First, your dentist will numb the area so you are comfortable throughout the procedure.
2. Next, a dental handpiece  is used to remove all of the tooth decay.
3. Then the filling material will be placed.
4. If a white filling is used the material will be adapted to the tooth and shaped. Then a high intensity blue light is used to harden the material and bond it to the tooth.
5. If a silver filling is used, the material will be condensed into the tooth with pressure and then contoured to the correct dimensions.
6. The next step is to check that you are biting properly. If the filling is “high” the material will be reduced until your bite is correct.
7.The final step is to smooth and polish the filling.Depending on the size and type the procedure typically lasts from 10 to 20 minutes.

After the Procedure:

1. You should not eat until the numbing agent wears off which typically takes about an hour and a half. You may not be aware that your lip is numb and may bite it while chewing
2. Following the procedure, teeth are sometimes sensitive to hot or cold food and drinks. Slight sensitivity may occur for a few days. If the sensitivity increases or lasts more than a week you should contact your dentist.

For further details take guidelines from your dentist. You may call Dr. Haddon Suttner for any type of dental problems on 02 9365 6197. For details about the services visit Dentist Bondi.

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