We begin by numbing the area to make you comfortable. Depending on the size of the filling and which tooth we’re working on, we may also place a rubber dam to protect your mouth and throat while we work.
Then we use the hand-piece to remove any decay and shape the tooth, so it will securely hold the filling. To mold the filling to the shape of the tooth, we surround the tooth with a thin, flexible band. We may also use a small wedge to hold the band snugly in place.
Post and Core
When a tooth is severely broken down, there may not be enough tooth structure left to securely hold a crown. We use a post and core to replace the missing portion of the tooth. The post is often made of metal or reinforced resin. The post is used to anchor a core, which is also called a buildup. For the core, we can choose from several materials, including composite
Root Canal Therapy
When tooth pulp becomes infected or dies, root canal therapy is necessary. It is a generally comfortable treatment that can save your tooth and keep your mouth healthy. Signs of an infected tooth include: sensitivity to hot or cold, pain when biting or applying
pressure, throbbing or severe tooth pain, swollen gum tissue, and/or a bad taste in your mouth.
When a tooth is painful due to decay, or when a tooth’s nerve becomes inflamed, a sedative filling can be an effective, short-term treatment. The filling soothes and protects the tooth until it is ready for the final restoration. Sedative fillings often contain oil of eugenol, which is a mild pain reliever, and zinc oxide, which has some disinfecting properties.
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