Myrtle Beach SC Endodontist | What to Expect During a Tooth Filling Visit
Fillings are one of the most common procedures performed in dental offices. Over 92% of adults between the ages of 20 to 64 have at least one during their lifetime. They are a safe and quick procedure that will bring you relief and restore your oral health.
At Redwood Dental, we have the experience and training to provide you with a comfortable visit. Here is a guide on what you may expect.
Removing Any Decay
To fully restore your tooth, all signs of decay must be thoroughly removed. Your dentist clean the area by clearing out any bacteria or debris. This will make sure infection doesn’t spread to the surrounding teeth or gums, while helping to restore the tooth back to its natural function.
Filling Your Tooth
We will then fill the cavity using a multi-layering process for added protection, using your choice of tooth filling. At Redwood Dental, we offer a variety metal and tooth-colored fillings. Our team will recommend the best option to fit your needs.
Shaping Your Tooth
Finally, your dentist will buff any excess material away and polish the tooth. We will ensure that your filling is smooth and comfortable.
Fillings are a common procedure, but you can further protect yourself from decay by practicing proper oral hygiene and visiting our office at least twice a year for a cleaning. If you are experiencing discomfort, contact our team today to schedule a visit.