Dental Fillings North Edmonton
What Are Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings are artificial substances that are used to fill in holes or gaps in the enamel or broken, damaged, or decayed teeth. Fillings are used to restore the stability and shape of the tooth to prevent further damage and reduce discomfort.
Before your dentist begins a dental filling, the gums around the tooth are numbed so you won’t feel anything during the procedure. The affected tooth is then inspected and the dentist determines which type of filling is appropriate based on the tooth decay or damage.
Fillings are available in several different materials including gold, silver amalgam, and composite resin. These materials have different price points and durability. Your dentist will be able to recommend the best type of dental filling for you.
How Do You Know When You Need a Filling?
Typically a filling is used when there is tooth decay, also known as a cavity. While you’ll need to visit your dentist to know for sure, here are some signs of tooth decay that you can watch out for:
- Tooth sensitivity, especially when eating cold or sweet foods
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Dark spots or visible holes in teeth
- Sharp or throbbing mouth pain
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your dentist right away. Early intervention can prevent larger, more complicated dental issues down the road.
Contact Oxford Dental
If left untreated, tooth decay can cause serious problems. The dental professionals at Oxford Dental are here to help you maintain your smile and avoid more serious procedures down the road!
Contact us today to learn more about our Edmonton dental services. Oxford Dental also offers 24-7 emergency walk-in appointments in North Edmonton to handle a wide range of issues, including emergency dental fillings.