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Help I need a filling! What next?

Are you dealing with with tooth pain or discomfort? Worried that a filling might be in your future? Perhaps you’ve let a few checkups slip by? If any of this sounds familiar, schedule a visit to your family dentist sooner rather than later. Acting promptly can not only alleviate or prevent pain but it can also help to stop any potential tooth damage.

If however, you’ve waited too long between appointments and decay has advanced beyond a certain point, you might have a cavity that requires filling. Fillings are a tried-and-true method for treating dental decay and providing relief from discomfort. Let’s look at what to expect when getting a tooth filling, with insights from Dr. Jake Jang.

Understanding Tooth Fillings

Tooth fillings are dental procedures designed to address cavities in your teeth. While there are various reasons for needing a filling, the most common one is to tackle dental decay. Dentists use fillings to prevent the buildup of bacteria or plaque and to reduce the risk of serious infection and further damage.

Fillings enable your teeth to remain healthy and functional. However, to safeguard your teeth and sidestep the need for fillings altogether, it’s essential to maintain a solid oral hygiene routine. This means brushing and flossing daily and scheduling check-ups and cleans with your dentist every six months.

Exploring Different Types of Fillings

Depending on the type and severity of your cavity, your dentist might recommend either a porcelain or ceramic filling, or a composite resin filling. While all types serve the same purpose of treating the cavity, they differ in composition, durability, and cost. After an initial dental examination and a discussion of your options, your dentist will remove and clean out the decayed area.

Schedule an Appointment with Gosford Family Dentist

At Gosford Family Dentist, we prioritise a preventative approach to dentistry to ensure a healthy and radiant smile. We’re dedicated to providing professional, high-quality care. Reach out to our friendly team at Gosford Family Dentist on 4325 3221 or leave us a message to book your appointment.

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