IN NORTH PALM BEACH, FL
When Are Dental Fillings Necessary?
When food particles and plaque remain on your teeth due to improper brushing or a diet that includes sticky foods, bacteria accumulate. These bacteria release acids which can dissolve the enamel (outer layer of the tooth), if not cleaned away. The enamel will darken gradually depending on how much it has dissolved. If this decay is allowed to continue, that portion of the tooth will eventually chip or break away and form a cavity (a hole in your tooth’s enamel). A cavity can take about 3 years to go from early decay beginning on the tooth surface to a large cavity that reaches down into the nerve.
Dental fillings are a treatment to repair small holes in teeth caused, most often, by cavities. Your dentist will remove the decaying tissue, clean the area, and replace the missing tissue with a dental filling material.
DENTAL FILLING TREATMENT: WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
If a cavity is detected and treated before it gets too close to the root of the tooth, it is generally a simple and straightforward procedure in our Manhattan dental office. Your filling appointment will likely take about an hour, during which time the dentist will take scans, discuss the procedure, and place the filling. Before placing the filling, your dentist will numb the area around your teeth and gums with local anesthesia to ensure the procedure is entirely painless.
You may opt to have Laughing Gas at our office if you’re feeling particularly nervous for your dental care.
Refrain from chewing food for the next few hours until the numbing effects of the local anesthesia completely wear off.
Bellagio Dental Implant Center
Is home to your trusted periodontist and dentist in North Palm Beach, FL.
Whether you need a routine cleaning or veneers, we offer many services to put a bright smile on your face! We accept most insurances and PPO insurance, plus we offer in-house discount plans and complimentary services for new patients.