DENTAL FILLING

WHAT IS DENTAL FILLING?

Food accumulation and harmful bacteria on teeth that are not regularly brushed cause teeth to decay, causing melting of hard tooth tissues. The teeth’s increased sensitivity of hot and cold and pain caused by other reasons are the symptoms of dental caries. In order to eliminate this, the procedures performed to replace the inflamed pulp are called dental filling.

Generally, dental caries, which are noticed during the dental examination, if not treated early, go to the root of the caries and the tooth may be pulled out. Early decay of the tooth is prevented, as well as loss of teeth, as well as the occurrence of unbearable pain.

HOW IS DENTAL FILLING PERFORMED?

First, if necessary, the tooth to be filled is anesthetized with local anesthesia.

  • Caries is removed by hand, rotary or laser.
  • After removing the caries, the cavity is prepared for filling. In order to keep the fill in place, different fillings must be shaped in different types.
  • The tooth is roughened with acid gel and prepared for good adaptation of the filling.
  • Bonding agent is applied to the tooth.
  • After the filling material is placed, it is cured several times with a bright blue light.
  • Polished with discs and tires after filling.

Sensitivity may occur after filling. The tooth may be sensitive to pressure, air, desserts or heat. Composite fillings, like other types of fillings, can cause sensitivity. Usually, this sensitivity ends within a week or two. Try to stay away from sensitivities during this time. If it does not decrease within two weeks and you still have excessive sensitivity, you should consult to your dentist. If your dentist knows that you have sensitivity, he/she will reduce the sensitivity by making changes to the filling material for you when another filler is required.

However, it is not known how your teeth will react to a specific material. Fully explaining your sensitivity will help your dentist what to do next. It is possible to replace the filling with a new one. At the same time, the dentist may put a dental desensitizing agent under the fill. However, if the filling is deep, root canal treatment may be necessary to solve the problem.

Treatment Summary

Attention: Each person is unique. Duration, planning and the result of the treatment can be different for everyone. The information given in the table are basic and average and it doesn't represent fully accurate information for medical or scientific reliance.

Number Of Sessions 1
Duration Of Operation 1 Hours
Anesthesia Local
Duration Of Sensitivity 0- 15 Days
Returning to work time Instantly
Full recovery Instantly
Persistence of results Continuous
Duration of hospital stay None

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