A dental filling is a treatment to repair the missing tooth. Dentists clean the decay from the tooth and fill it with the material. It generally takes up to one hour. Generally, a dental filling is done in the cases of tooth decay, cavities, broken tooth, etc. It also protects teeth from further damage. Generally, there are 5 types of dental fillings, namely gold fillings, silver amalgam fillings, composite filling, ceramic filling, and Glass Ionomer Filling. Generally, a filling can last up to 15 years.
Cavities: Cavities are the holes in the teeth' surface formed by plaque. The plaque is a bacteria that is formed between the spaces of teeth and result in tooth decay. Dental fillings are the common solution to treat cavities as they prevent further infection. The dentist will examine the cavities and may take the help of X-rays to see the extent of cavities or tooth decay. Followed by this dentist will use an anesthetic to temporarily numb the tooth area. Then the dentist will use a dental drill to clean out decay or this may be done by laser or air abrasion equipment. After sterilizing the area, the dentist will fill the hole with the material. The last step dentist will take is to polish the tooth.
Tooth Sensitivity: Tooth sensitivity is the pain or discomfort in the tooth when it responds to a change in temperature such as hot or cold. Cavities are the major cause of tooth sensitivity as they create holes in the root of a tooth. A dental filling will prevent further infection.
Toothache: if you are feeling severe pain or discomfort in the teeth for more than two days, then you should visit a dentist. Chances are there are cavities or tooth decay. The dentist will clean the decayed part and fill it with any material. This will save your tooth.
Chipped Or Broken Tooth: Dental Fillings are also used by emergency dentist Basingstoke to fix the broken tooth. The damaged tooth is repaired by dental fillings. In case of a chipped or broken tooth, you should not wait as it can become a home for bacteria. This can cost you a tooth.
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