By Dr. Laura Kearney
Getting your tooth filled should not be painful. If you ever experience pain while getting a tooth filled, you should let your dentist know immediately. The cause of this pain could be a need for more anesthetic or more in a different area. There could even be an underlying issue as to why your teeth hurt.
What exactly are fillings?
The compromised pieces of your teeth are removed and the empty space is filled with a composite. We use tooth colored composite fillings. The appearance is more aesthetically pleasing and looks more realistic than metal fillings. Not only do we make these custom composite fillings to match the color of your natural teeth, but they also strengthen your teeth and restore your teeth to their original shape.
When are tooth fillings used?
You may be a good candidate for tooth fillings if you have chipped, gapped, cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth.
What can I do to avoid cavity fillings?
To try to avoid getting a cavity filling, practice good dental hygiene by brushing at least twice a day and flossing. Visit your dentist office twice a year for dental cleanings and checkups. To learn more about what you can do to avoid cavity fillings, check out Dr. Laura Kearney’s basic home dental care tips.