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Cavity Fillings in Sherman Oaks

When a tooth is damaged by decay, dental fillings are a way to restore the function and shape of the tooth. At Sherman Oaks Dental Care & Orthodontics, our dentists offer both traditional fillings and tooth-colored fillings to create a completely natural look. If you have been told that you need a filling or suspect you may have a cavity, call our office today to schedule an appointment with us.

Does Filling a Cavity Hurt?

If you are worried that getting a cavity filled will hurt, you have nothing to fear. During the procedure, your dentist will give you a local anesthetic which will numb any pain and ensure that you are comfortable while the cavity is filled. After the procedure, it is normal to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures or from the pressure of biting, but this is typically minimal discomfort rather than pain. Rest assured that your comfort is our priority.

What to Expect if You Need a Cavity Filled

Dental fillings are a routine procedure and are extremely common. Your dentist will determine whether a filling is needed by reviewing X-rays and examining the tooth. If the cavity requires a filling, you will need to schedule an appointment for the filling procedure. During the procedure, you will be given a shot of anesthetic to numb the tooth and the surrounding areas. Once the area is numb, the dentist will clean out the decayed portion of the tooth. Then, the remaining cavity is filled with either an amalgam, composite, or a tooth-colored porcelain material depending on your needs.

Cavity fillingThe procedure is very quick and you should be on your way in about an hour. Aftercare is simple: avoid chewing hard foods in the area of your cavity for a while, and be sure to keep up with your oral care routine, including brushing and flossing.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you need a cavity filling or need any other dental service in Sherman Oaks, call Sherman Oaks Dental Care & Orthodontics. Our caring team is ready to give you the treatment you need to promote optimum dental health. If you are a new patient with us and do not have dental insurance, we offer a complimentary exam and x-rays to get you started.

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Sherman Oaks dentist: (818) 918-3295.

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