A tooth can become compromised by decay caused by a combination of factors such as mouth bacteria, sugary food and drinks and poor dental hygiene. Over time, these factors can weaken enamel, break down the tooth and cause a cavity. Once a cavity has formed, the tooth will continue to decay and become increasingly painful until a dentist is able to treat it.
Depending on the level of damage to the tooth, a dentist may recommend a tooth filling to fill in the cavity, repairing the damage caused by the decay and preventing bacteria from attacking the cavity further.If the decay is beyond repairable by a filling, your dentist may suggest a root canal to repair the tooth or a tooth extraction to remove the tooth completely.
After you have had your tooth filling with one of our highly trained dentists at Dental Advance, we will provide you with some aftercare instructions. While composite resin fillings are dried and cured by the time you leave our dental clinic, you may still be experiencing the effects of the anaesthetic.
Our general advice is to avoid consuming any food or drink until the anaesthetic has worn off, which will help to avoid any injuries, scolds or other issues.
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