Fillings in Dallas
Helping You Release Your Smile
Cavities and tooth decay happen to everybody, even the most diligent brushers. Getting a filling in a decaying tooth is important for the overall health of your mouth. If you wait too long, a cavity can form deeper, causing further problems like root decay. It is important to get a filling as soon as you notice the tooth decay, or when our dentist recommends it at your checkup.
Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures. If you’ve never had one, getting a filling may sound intimidating at first, but our kind and compassionate dentist will walk you through every step and make you feel comfortable.
Get a dental checkup and determine if you need any fillings in your teeth by calling us at our Dallas dentist office at (214) 273-0337.
What You Should Expect During Your Filling Visit
Getting a filling shouldn’t be a scary process for you. That is why we are committed to making sure you understand what every step is so that it is less intimidating on the day of your appointment.
When you get a dental filling in Dallas, here is what happens:
- Anesthesia - often times anesthesia isn’t necessary, but if it is, we will apply a gentle topical numbing gel to your gums and once they are numb, we will inject a numbing solution into your gums so that you won’t feel anything during the procedure.
- Decay removal - we will use a drill to remove any portions of the decayed tooth, creating room for the filling.
- Etching - an acid gel will be applied to your tooth to create small etchings, allowing the filling to bond better.
- Bonding - a resin is applied to the tooth to fill the hole that was created during decay removal.
- Polishing - the tooth is polished smooth so that the filling is less detectable and more comfortable with your bite.
Our dental office offers the latest in filling technology, which means our most commonly used fillings are the white composite fillings. These match your teeth so that you cannot see where the filling was placed. Unlike some silver fillings, they also do not contain mercury, so they are safer for your health.
We look forward to hearing from you and getting to work on your dental filling in Dallas. Our Dallas dental group can be reached at (214) 273-0337.