It is almost one hundred percent guaranteed that, if you regularly get dental care work done, that you have gotten a dental filling in the past. There is no shame in getting a cavity, especially if you do what you have to in order to get it taken care of swiftly. Getting a filling and knowing what it is are two very different things. Knowing what the process is, what happens to your tooth, and the measure taken by the dental professionals here at Axial Dental will have you feeling a lot more comfortable about getting a dental filling if it is so that you need one. Let’s not waste any more time and get right into what a dental filling is!
The common dental filling is a procedure conducted by a general dentist in order to free the tooth from any infected material that can be living within the nooks and crannies of the teeth. Dental fillings are so important because they are part of the early stages of addressing an possible dental infection. If left untreated, cavities can lead to tooth infection, which will ultimately result in the need for a root canal or a tooth extraction. In comparison to dental fillings, these procedures are much more harsh, and can arise much more serious consequences in terms of cost, and discomfort.
The procedure is relatively simple in which the dentist locates the tooth that is holding the decay. Once the decay is located, the dentist will then carefully and artfully extract the bacteria from the tooth, sanitize the area, and place a filling material of your choosing into the allotted space. You and your dentist together can choose the right dental filling material based on your circumstances and needs. On the market to date, the most common filling material is a composite resin, metal alloys are also used, and even porcelain.
If you are experiencing pain in a tooth or maybe even discoloration that continues to persist despite efforts to enhance your oral care regimen, it may be time to turn to a dental professional in order to really get to the root of the problem (no pun intended). It’s never too late, especially when it comes to the health of your teeth, so don’t wait any longer, and give us here at Axial Dental a call. Feel free to choose the best way to contact us, whether it be by phone or via email. Whatever way you place to contact our Holly Springs office, be sure to do it soon to set up a consultation with the appropriate amount of time!
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