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Dental Fillings in Kingston, ON

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What are Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings are used to restore damaged teeth by addressing small cavities in the enamel or dentin caused by decay, fractures, or other issues. These fillings help prevent further damage and restore the tooth’s original shape, function, and strength. The lifespan of a dental filling depends on the material used, location and the size of the cavity and most importantly, your oral hygiene practices.

 

The dentist molds the filling to match the shape of the surrounding tooth, which restores the strength and integrity of the tooth and prevents further decay from happening.

 

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Who might need Dental Fillings?

 

Cavities can affect anyone, making dental fillings a common need. However, some people are more likely to get cavities. Factors that increase the risk of cavities include consuming too much sugar or acidic foods, inadequate oral hygiene, and having a dry mouth. Also, those who grind their teeth or have a history of tooth decay are also likely to require dental fillings. Proper dental care can help mitigate these risks and maintain healthy teeth.

5 Signs you need a Dental Filling

Tooth Sensitivity to Hot or Cold Drinks

If you experience a sharp or aching sensation when consuming hot or cold beverages, it could be a sign that you need a dental filling. This sensitivity often occurs when the enamel is worn down, exposing the underlying dentin.

 

Visible Cavity on the Enamel

A noticeable cavity or dark spot on the enamel is a clear indicator of tooth decay. Catching cavities early and treating them with dental fillings can prevent further damage and preserve your tooth’s health.

 

Toothache or Pain When Biting or Chewing

Persistent toothache or pain while biting or chewing can suggest the presence of a cavity or other dental issues. Dental fillings can alleviate this discomfort by repairing the decayed area and restoring the tooth’s function.

 

Rough or Uneven Tooth Surfaces

If your tooth feels rough or has an uneven surface, it may be due to decay or wear and tear. Dental fillings can smooth out these irregularities, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid further problems.

 

Visible Cracks or Chips

Cracks or chips in your teeth can provide an entry point for bacteria, leading to decay. Dental fillings can repair these minor damages, preventing them from worsening and maintaining the strength and appearance of your teeth.

Why choose Dr. K and Associates Dental Centre for Dental Fillings?

Dr. K is a highly skilled and dedicated professional with over 20 years of experience. She is committed to restoring your smile with exceptional expertise and care. Using advanced, proven technologies and the latest techniques, Dr. K tailors your treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

 

We understand that visiting the dentist can be intimidating, so we guide you through each step, ensuring full transparency and comfort throughout the process.

Dr. K and Associates Dental Centre

2802A Princess St,

Kingston, ON K7P 1W9

(613) 634-0402

West End of Kingston, near the Cataraqui Mall

Dental Fillings save you Money

Dental fillings are a smart and cost-effective way to prevent cavities from worsening. By treating decay early, you can avoid costly procedures like root canals or extractions.

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Looking to restore your smile and improve your oral health? Contact Dr K and Associates Dental Centre in Kingston today to book an appointment with our skilled dentist Dr. K.

 

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Common Questions About Dental Fillings

Should I have tooth sensitivity after a filling?

When you get a filling, your dentist will numb the area around the affected tooth. This means you likely won’t feel anything for an hour or two after your appointment. However, once the numbing wears off, it is typical to experience some mild pain or sensitivity in your teeth and gums.

 

It’s common to feel discomfort when eating or drinking something hot or cold. You might also notice sensitivity when brushing or flossing near the treated tooth. Tender gums are also a usual side effect after getting a cavity filled.

 

Minimize Tooth Sensitivity

You can reduce tooth and gum sensitivity by:

 

• Taking an anti-inflammatory over-the-counter drug, such as Advil or Motrin

• Temporarily avoiding hot, cold, or acidic foods and beverages like fruit, wine, and yogurt

• Brushing and flossing more gently

• Using a desensitizing toothpaste like Sensodyne or Colgate Sensitive

Can I eat and drink normally after a dental filling?

Yes absolutely you can. However, generally you want to avoid hot and cold food immediately after.

How long do dental fillings last?

Dental fillings typically last between 5 to 15 years, depending on the material used and how well you care for your teeth. Proper oral hygiene, regular dental check-ups, and avoiding habits like teeth grinding can help extend the life of your fillings.

Are there any risks to be concerned about with Dental Fillings?

While dental fillings are a common and generally safe procedure, there are some rare risks to consider. These include potential allergic reactions to the filling materials, tooth sensitivity, and, in extremely rare cases, infection. Additionally, over time, fillings can crack or wear down, which may lead to further decay if not monitored and replaced as needed. It’s important to discuss any concerns with your dentist and ensure regular dental check-ups to maintain your oral health.

That being said, dental filings are a very, very common procedure and extremely safe. They are a smart and cost-effective way to prevent cavities from worsening. By treating decay early, fillings restore your tooth’s shape and function, avoiding costly procedures like root canals or extractions. They seal the tooth to prevent future decay, reducing the need for emergency dental visits and saving you money while preserving your dental health.

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