Dental Fillings

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What Is A Filling?

A filling is the process of restoring a tooth that has been damaged by decay back to its original shape and function. When a dentist fills a cavity, they remove the decayed material from the tooth and then place a white, restorative material that will prevent further deterioration of the tooth. Fillings are one of the most commonly performed dental procedures in adults and children. To avoid larger dental issues from occurring, it is important to remove cavities from both baby teeth and permanent teeth. There are different types of fillings available. Our dentist will be able to advise you on the best option for your child. The procedure itself is usually quick and straightforward, and most children will experience minimal discomfort.

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Does a Tooth Filling Hurt?

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Some people report that getting a tooth filling does not hurt at all, while others say that it is moderately painful. The level of pain you may experience depends on your pain threshold and the specific circumstances of your particular dental procedure.

  • Generally speaking, most children find that the temporary discomfort associated with getting a tooth filling is minor and manageable. In addition, dentists may be able to offer medications, such as nitrous oxide, that help to create a more enjoyable experience. Occasionally, numbing agents may be necessary to help reduce any discomfort during the procedure. If you or your child are still anxious about getting a tooth filling, talk to our dentist about your concerns. We can walk you through the procedure and let you know what to expect. At Little Egypt Pediatric Dentistry, our modern tooth fillings are practically painless.

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Signs My Child Needs A Dental Filling?

Dentists will often tell you that checking for dental cavities is one of the most important parts of a routine exam. If left untreated, these tiny pits in your enamel can become large and painful cavities. If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to bring your child to our dentist as soon as possible to get the treatment they need. So how do you know when your child needs a filling?

  • Your child complains of tooth pain or sensitivity. This is often the first sign that something is wrong and that a filling may be needed.
  • You see visible decay on your child’s teeth. If you notice any dark spots or holes in your child’s teeth, this is another sign that they may need a filling.
  • Your child has difficulty eating or drinking. If your child starts having trouble eating or drinking because of tooth pain, this is another sign that a dental filling may be necessary.

When you have a cavity, it is important to get it filled as soon as possible.

Benefits of a cavity filling

When you have a cavity, it is important to get it filled as soon as possible. If you do not, the decay can cause the tooth to become infected, which can lead to pain and tooth loss. Fillings help to restore the tooth and prevent further decay. They also make it easier to keep the mouth clean since they smooth out any irregularities in the teeth that can trap food and bacteria. Fillings can increase the lifespan of your teeth by protecting them from further damage.

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