What to Know Before You Get Your Very First Filling
Posted on 10/15/2019 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
If particles of food and dental plaque stay in your teeth for long periods of time, either due to a lack of brushing or merely due to sticky or sweet foods, they cause a build up of toxins and acids, which are released and dissolved within your tooth enamel.
Your tooth enamel is the top coating on your teeth, which can begin to discolor over time, depending on how much of it still remains strong. The non-treatment of your tooth enamel erosion will eventually become a cavity that needs to be filled by the dental professionals in our office.
What Happens After I Get My Filling?
When you come into our office to get your first filling, you can rest assured that this is a permanent fix that can be done in our office and have you back at home eating dinner with the family, the same day. You won't be able to determine or even visibly see where the filling was performed.
You might, however, experience light symptoms, including sensitivity, which typically subsides within 48 hours. You can prevent future cavities and tooth decay by brushing regularly, using alcohol free mouth wash and flossing at least once per day.
The filling will last anywhere from 4-7 years and may need to be refilled if chipping occurs. Feel free to call our office to come in for a consultation to determine the best course of action for getting your first dental filling. When you come in for your visit, you might be given local anesthesia to numb the affected areas, and our dental professionals will work diligently to remove any type of tooth decay from your mouth and gums. We take extreme pride in ensuring our new and existing patients are educated and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile.
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