When do we need a filling?
When our tooth gets damaged due to decay caused by bacteria, or fracture due to trauma a filling is required. The filling helps the tooth to get back to its normal form and function. If the filling is not done on time, it may lead to further break down of the tooth. By sealing areas where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps in preventing further decay.
How does the damage occur?
The many foods that we eat daily expose our teeth to materials and substances that have a negative impact on their overall health with time. One way to cut down on the damage caused is by making sure that you follow a regular brushing schedule. Brushing your teeth two times a day, for a minimum of three minutes is highly recommended.
What to expect at and after the filling appointment?
On the day, the dentist will perform a few tests to try and determine the extent of the damage. The dentist will then remove all the decay and place a filling. He may or may not numb you depending on the extent of the damage and your preference.
After your filling appointment, you should expect some sensitivity which should go away in a day or two.
At Niddrie Dental Clinic we offer some of the best quality dental fillings. Our staff is highly trained in specialised techniques that allow them to perform your filling efficiently and professionally. If you’re looking to get to the best dentist for nervous patients, then you’re on the right page. Our dentists are gentle and caring to all our patients and take their time with every procedure.We have affordable pricing on many of our procedures, and we are open on the weekends as well. Book Online or call us today at (03) 9374 2244.