We understand that your initial reaction to finding out you need a dental filling to repair your tooth may not be one filled with excitement. However, we are pretty sure that when you become fully informed about fillings, you will feel a bit happier that you have such an effective restorative solution within reach. Rather than leaving you to research the topic by yourself, we encourage you to ask questions during your visits, so we can fill in any missing information. In the meantime, consider answers to some FAQs we often hear at our practice, so you can begin to gain a sense of comfort.
Questions and Answers About Dental Fillings
Question: What can I do to avoid needing more dental fillings? Is there anything at all?
Answer: The easiest way to avoid fillings is practicing excellent preventive dentistry. Tooth decay occurs due to plaque, which is filled with bacteria that wear away your tooth tissue. Visit us twice a year for cleanings, brush your teeth twice daily, and floss once daily.
Question: Am I the only person suffering from a cavity? Is this a common concern?
Answer: You are not alone. In fact, most people you meet will suffer from tooth decay at least one time. Fillings are one of the most popular treatments we provide.
Question: Is the dental filling going to hurt?
Answer: The procedure will feel comfortable, as will your restored tooth. We will use local anesthetic to numb your tooth and the tissue in the nearby area.
Question: Are you going to remove a lot of my tooth tissue during the filling?
Answer: No. We use composite dental fillings, which require the removal of less tissue than that required of metal fillings.
ABOUT YOUR LONGVIEW, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Longview, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Longview, TX, office today at (903) 758-5921. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Tyler, TX.