Dental filling is a procedure that involves restoration of fractured tooth, damaged surfaces of the teeth and tooth decay.

Treatment Plan for Dental Filling

During a consultation, one of the most common oral issues is tooth decay. Dental cavities are holes that cause problem in the internal composition of the teeth. These caries should not be ignored for it could lead to severe tooth pain and worse, tooth loss.  Once the assessment has taken place and if determined that a filling is appropriate, your dentist may inform you of the needed action of removing the decay and restoring the tooth.

The Procedure

Based on what option is best suited for your case, the dentist may be able to do the procedure immediately. The dentist may or may not be injecting a local anesthesia depending on the severity of the cavity. The dentist then cleans out the decayed tooth with the help of a high speed dental drill. When the dental caries are removed, the resulting void is filled with a material that will restore the tooth to function and esthetics.

Dental Filling Aftercare

After the procedure, there is nothing important to do except for maintaining a good oral hygiene through brushing the teeth 3 times a day after meals. And since, diet plays an important role in maintaining strong teeth, it very advisable to decrease your intake of sweet foods and drinks.