Do you have dental pain or sensitivity? Perhaps it's time to make an appointment with your dentist to get your teeth checked for cavities. Bacteria in the teeth produce a strong sort of acid, and as individuals chew, small particles of food can become caught on the teeth.

If teeth are not brushed or flossed on a regular basis, plaque can form. If plaque is not eliminated, it can chip the tooth enamel and cause a small hole or cavity.

Cavities that are not treated may spread to the root of the tooth. Root canal therapy is required when a tooth is affected and inflammatory. During this treatment, the root of the tooth is extracted and disinfected in order to save it. This is why a cavity should be addressed as quickly as possible, and a visit to the dentist should be made as soon as you notice any indicators of tooth discomfort or sensitivity.

A local anesthetic is used to numb the decaying tooth before beginning a dental filling. The dentist next removes the decay and shapes the tooth using a special drill. Depending on the type of filling used, some healthy tooth components may have to be removed. The teeth are then etched with acid gel by the dentist. Before being polished, the tooth is filled and the filling is solidified.

The length of time required to complete a dental filling process is dependent on a number of factors, including the degree of decay, the type of filling, the number of surfaces involved, and the difficulty of tooth access (premolars are much easier to perform a filling procedure on compared to the second the third molars). Another factor to consider is the dentist's experience and timeliness in performing the treatment.

Some tooth sensitivity is to be expected following the surgery, which will be felt once the anesthetic wears off. Some patients may also experience a severe shock known as a galvanic shock, which occurs when the metal in the filled tooth comes into contact with another tooth. Your dentist may prescribe antibiotics or pain relievers to help you avoid post-procedure infection and manage pain.

A qualified dental practitioner is the best person to consult with about the best material to use for dental fillings. However, if you have any questions or issues with the selection, please express them. If you have any additional questions about these types of fillings, please contact your dentist immediately once.

Author's Bio: 

Ryan Daniel is a professional Dentist in Castle Hills of Lewisville, The Colony, Tx and genuinely cares about the health and well-being of teeth and gums. Visit my website: D. Dental