Hundreds of patients get fillings as a preventive measure and this is one of the most common procedures at the dentist. You may need fillings in Fort Saskatchewan, AB if:
Dr. Navjot Sodhi will evaluate your oral cavity before determining the most suitable type. We may place inlays or onlays instead of fillings for larger cavities.
The procedure for fillings takes roughly about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. The dentist will first de-sensitize the area and start the procedure once the local anesthesia has taken effect. We will drill away the decayed material and then insert the filling in the space.
After hardening the filling with a special curing light, we will polish the tooth for a natural finish. The numbness will wear away in a couple of hours and you can eat and drink as usual.
If left untreated, the cavity will eat away the tooth enamel and penetrate the dentin layer below. Once the bacteria reach the dental pulp (where the nerves and blood vessels are located), the tooth becomes infected, and you may need a root canal. If the tooth becomes extensively damaged, we may need to extract it.
Fillings near you usually last for many years with proper care. But teeth grinding, tooth decay, or an unbalanced bite can cause a filling to chip or come loose. If you experience discomfort, pressure, or sensitivity after getting a filling, please visit Dr. Navjot Sodhi to get it repaired or replaced.