Dental Fillings Edmonton

Do Dental Fillings Hurt?

Dental fillings aren’t only used to repair cavities. They can also be employed to fix damage created by tooth grinding, or to repair a broken tooth — provided the damage isn’t too extensive. No matter the reason, when your dentist tells you that you need this procedure, it’s normal to be a little nervous and wonder if it’ll hurt. Here’s what to expect when getting your first filling.

Dental fillings aren’t only used to repair cavities. They can also be employed to fix damage created by tooth grinding, or to repair a broken tooth — provided the damage isn’t too extensive. No matter the reason, when your dentist tells you that you need this procedure, it’s normal to be a little nervous and wonder if it’ll hurt. Here’s what to expect when getting your first filling.


Placing dental fillings

You’re unlikely to feel any pain during the procedure. Here’s how it’ll go. 


You’ll be given a local anesthetic. Your dentist will numb the area around your tooth to be sure that you don’t feel anything during the rest of the procedure.
The decay will be removed. Once the area is numb, your dentist will use a tiny drill to remove the decayed parts of your tooth.
The hole will be filled. The cavity will be filled with a composite (tooth-coloured) or amalgam (metal-coloured) material. Before you leave, your dentist will ensure that you don’t have any issues when you chew, talk or move your jaw.


What to expect after your appointment

Once the anesthesia wears off, you may feel slight discomfort or sensitivity. Usually, this is just a temporary reaction to the procedure. Your mouth should feel normal within a few days. However, if you’re still feeling sensitivity or pain after a week or so, it may be for one of the following reasons:

Your bite changed. If the filling is unevenly applied, it may put extra pressure on your teeth and cause pain in your jaw and mouth. Your dentist can easily fix this issue.

Usually, dental fillings don’t cause much pain at all, but if you’re still feeling the effects after a week or your symptoms include signs of infection like a fever, call your dentist right away.

Book an appointment at our North Edmonton dental clinic
Are you wondering if you have a cavity? Or perhaps you want to make sure your old dental fillings are in good shape? In either case, call Northtown Dental Associates today to book an appointment with our esteemed dental team today! We provide complete dental care for Edmonton residents and their family members.

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