What Can I Expect from the Process?
First, we clear away the decayed part of the tooth. Once decay has been removed, the filling will be applied. How exactly this is done depends on the type of filling. Tooth-colored fillings tend to take more time, as they must be applied in layers. A local anesthetic is usually used for quick, comfortable, and stress-free treatment.
What Can I Expect from the Recovery Process?
Getting a filling is a straightforward process, so there is no real recovery period. You will feel numb for a little bit afterward, though. You can still drive, but you should try to avoid eating until the sensation has fully returned to your mouth, or you may bit your tongue or cheeks. You will receive instructions on how best to care for your filling in the coming days to ensure the filling is not damaged.
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