All You Need to Know About Dental Filling Treatment

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If you’re about to improve your oral health with a dental filling in Charlotte, North Carolina, our Scott A. Young, DDS team would like to tell you about the treatment involved so you are prepared for your appointment!

When you come into our office to meet with your dentist, Dr. Scott A. Young, you can expect the following treatment steps:

Step 1: First, your dentist will numb the tooth and surrounding gums with a local anesthetic. This will help you have a pleasant and painless dental experience. Then, your dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth with a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser. The tool used will solely depend on your dentist’s comfort level, training, and preference.

Step 2: Next, he will thoroughly clean the tooth to make sure there are no bacteria or debris that can continue to cause decay or other dental issues.

Step 3: Once your tooth is completely clean, your dentist will fill the tooth with the filling. Once the filling is placed, he will finish and polish it.

Now that you know all about the treatment involved in placing a dental filling, you will feel more comfortable in the dental chair while you eliminate the tooth decay from your smile! To learn more about dental fillings and the many ways they can help you, please call our office today at 704-541-5900 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are happy to help you!