Dental Fillings Pelham NH
Dental fillings are used to restore decayed teeth. Left untreated, a tooth infection is likely and some patients may experience tooth loss. Dental fillings seal affected teeth to preserve and restore their functionality. There are a several types of fillings such as amalgam, gold, porcelain, and composite resin material. Learn more about dental fillings below.
What are the symptoms of tooth decay?
Tooth decay is determined after a thorough dental exam. However, patients could notice the following symptoms.
- Tooth pain
- Tooth sensitivity
- Dark or white spots on teeth
- Pain when biting down
Patients should contact us right a way when they notice tooth pain. Tooth decay could cause a bacterial infection in the tooth. If so, a root canal treatment may be necessary to save the tooth.
Is tooth decay preventable?
Tooth decay is preventable with proper dental hygiene. Brushing teeth and flossing regularly removes plaque, bacteria, and food particles. Also, visiting the dentist regularly for exams and cleanings is part of preventing dental issues like decay.
Is a dental filling procedure painful?
Having a dental filling is not painful. Some patients may notice tooth sensitivity afterwards. We recommend using a tooth sensitivity toothpaste. You may also take over-the-counter pain relief medication. However, this discomfort should subside on its own.
Are dental fillings noticeable?
A dental filling could be discreet if the patient chooses composite resin or porcelain material. These options are tooth colored which allow for a more natural appearance. We can also correct previous amalgam fillings with composite resin for patients concerned about aesthetics.
Contact Us Today
Dental fillings are a quick and painless procedure. Contact us if you are noticing any of the above symptoms. Also, patients that have not had an exam in a while are encouraged to schedule one today. Call (603) 635-2146 or schedule an appointment online.