When the teeth have a cavity, it is necessary that the cavity is filled with a certain type of material. If you notice a cavity, do remember that prevention is better than cure, because, in case of neglect, this cavity can be enlarged and can cause more damage. During this process usually, part of the tooth around the cavity is shaved to remove the damaged part of the tooth and fill it.
Duration of Dental Filling
This process does not require a particular recovery period, and only the patient has to be cautious about his/ her tooth to avoid the further problem with the filled tooth.
There is usually no specific test for this treatment, and if the patient sees the cavity inside the teeth, it can be filled in without a glitch.
Before the Dental Filling
Basically, given the lightness of the treatment, there is no need for special care before surgery.
The Process of Dental Filling
After the injection of a sedative or tranquilizer, the physician uses an electric drill to shave damaged parts of the tooth. The next step is to place the amalgam in the tooth cavity. After placing the substance, the doctor puts it in a cavity and forms it so that the person feels that this is his own natural teeth. If the space between two teeth needs to be filled, this process will be a little more complicated and in this case, the doctor will use special tools. This process also can be done without the use of sedatives or local anesthesia. The process runs from 30 to 60 minutes.
After the Dental Filling
It is advisable not to chew the food with stuffed teeth for the first few days, as this may result in the detachment of the amalgam. In the case of local anesthesia, the patient should avoid hot foods and drinks for a while, since the patient will not notice their hotness and may burn his/ her oral cavity.
Important points about the Dental Filling
This treatment is not recommended for the following patients:
- patients whose teeth are too large
- patients who have an allergy or sensitivity to mercury alloys
The possible risks of this process are:
- Possibility of overfilled with amalgam
- Damage to the nerves
- Damage to the lips or gums
- Allergic reaction to the materials used