The best fillings in Granada

The fillings Dental fillings are one of the most commonly used treatments to eliminate cavities. They are usually carried out in the initial phase of the appearance of cavities and consist of removing that part of the tooth that is damaged and then filling it with a special material.

Cavities affect the teeth creating holes or cavities in them. They are usually caused by bacteria that appear due to remains of food or sugar that have remained in the teeth. As the infection increases, pain, discomfort, sensitivity, stains or holes will start to appear. Dentists are able to detect cavities at a glance.

Fillings will be helpful when this infection is detected early.

How is a filling performed?

In order to carry out a filling correctly, it is necessary to follow a series of steps, which are as follows:

  • Local anesthesia: In order to carry out this treatment correctly, it is advisable to perform an anesthesia of the area to be treated to prevent the patient from suffering any pain or discomfort. There are many people who go to the dentist's office really nervous, so the anesthesia will help them to calm down.
  • Isolation of the affected tooth: It is advisable to prevent saliva from interrupting and disturbing during caries removal and the dentist will be able to work much better.
  • Cleaning of carious tissue: Remove bacterial plaque that has accumulated on the tooth. This can be done with an antibacterial solution or by scraping the surface of the tooth with a scalpel.
  • Filling, sealing or obturation: Once the tooth has been properly cleaned, the gaps are filled with a special material. This process may have to be repeated several times until it is perfect.
  • Polished : Once the filling is finished, the dentist must polish it so that the piece fits correctly when biting or acting normally.

What to do if it still hurts after the filling?

On many occasions caries can penetrate the dentin and after the filling has been carried out the patient continues to feel some discomfort or pain. In these cases, it will be necessary to carry out a revision to evaluate if another treatment would be necessary.

As a general rule, the realization of a filling does not imply any alteration in terms of dental sensitivity in that area, but if the repair has been very large, it is possible that on certain occasions some type of sensitivity to cold, heat or pressure may arise, but with time it will eventually disappear.

What is the filling material made of?

In the past, silver amalgam materials were used to carry out this type of intervention, which had a long duration, but their negative esthetic consequences led to their replacement.
Currently a material called composite is used, which has the same color as the tooth, making it aesthetically unnoticeable. Although its duration is shorter, it is sufficient to carry out periodic check-ups to replace those that are damaged.

If you think you may have a cavity or suspect you need a filling, remember that early detection is the key to optimal results and to avoid any pain or discomfort you may have.
At dental clinic B&J we have a wonderful group of experts in performing dental treatments that will ensure you the best results without the slightest pain or discomfort. In addition to fillings, we have all kinds of services tailored to your needs and requirements. Do not hesitate to contact us and tell us about your situation, we will take care of everything.