Dental Fillings in Fall River
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Frequently Asked Questions?
How does filling work?
Cavities are cracks in the enamel of the teeth. They will likely get larger unless you fill them with Fillings.
Before drilling around the cavity to prepare it, our dentist will numb the area to be filled. A combination of strong materials or white mix (composite) goes into the cavity soft and then hardens as it dries. Fillings are durable once they have been set but may need to be replaced if they become loose or worn down.
What is the average time it takes to have a dental filling done?
The short answer is: It all depends on the factors. For a filling, patients should expect to spend up to an hour in the dentist’s chair.
Are fillings painful?
With local anesthesia, fillings are usually painless for most patients. After our dentist has numbed the area, there should be no pain during your filling. Although it’s not painful, our dentist may apply slight pressure to your teeth to remove the decay. Nervous about needles? Before administering anesthesia with needles, your dentist may also use a numbing cream to numb the injection area. Some people may feel a little sensitivity to temperature and pressure after a dental filling. This is normal and should resolve quickly. Some patients may experience sensitivity while others don’t. It all depends on the patient.
How many fillings are possible at once?
There is no limit to how many fillings your dentist can do at once. Our dentist in Fall River can fill multiple cavities in one visit if there are several of them (e.g., the upper right corner of your mouth). There are many factors that can limit the number of cavities a patient can have done in one visit. Are there time restrictions? Are you able to keep your mouth open for a prolonged period? Our dentist can safely administer the appropriate amount of anesthesia. No matter how many fillings you require, Admire Dental in Fall River can help you create a plan that suits your needs.