Why do I need a filling?
If decay is left untreated, the nerve of the tooth may become infected and vulnerable to infection. So to prevent this, a filling will be recommended to clean out the decay and seal the tooth from harmful bacteria.
What does it involve?
- You may be numbed for the filling so it makes it comfortable for you.
- The cavity will be drilled and cleaned out. You will feel lots of vibrations and have water in your mouth which the nurse assistant will remove for you.
- Once, clean, the dentist will clean the tooth further with an etching gel, then a bonding agent is applied which si set with a curing light.
- The composite filling will be layered into the cavity to build it up into its original shape.