What are Dental Fillings and who all are in need of these?
The main cause why dental fillings are advised is due to the presence of dental cavities. Dental cavities are a normal occurrence and can affect any one at any age. The probable reasons of dental cavities are insufficient brushing; poor dental hygiene, caustic foods, and tobacco use are the most popular causes of cavities and tooth decay which can only be repaired with the help of dental fillings. Why people go for dental fillings is that once the dental dental cavities are in place the teeth pains, gives discomfort, infection, difficulty chewing, difficulty talking, and halitosis. When these occur, your dentist might recommend dental fillings as an effective healthcare procedure to prevent future symptoms.
Different Types of Dental Fillings
The traditional mercury dental fillings or amalgam dental fillings are said to cause Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia, and arthritis so the composite resin dental fillings are becoming standard in most dentist offices.
Dental Fillings: The procedure.
Dental fillings are applied under local anesthesia. The dentist numbs the area with the help of a anesthetic and removes the infected and decayed portion with the help of a drill, air abrasion or dental laser. The well cleaned area is sanitized and the liquid resin is poured which is dried with the help of bright light. The dentist them smoothens the area with the help of a drill. In extreme cases of tooth decay, your dentist or health care provider might need to remove the entire choose and replace it with a bridge, denture, or some other prosthetic device. The drilling part can be the most painful aspect of the dental filling and can be avoided with the help of the application of local anesthesia.