Dental Fillings in Erin Mills, Oakville & Mississauga
What is a dental filling?
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay or cavity, back to its normal function and shape. The dentist uses a combination of visual and tactile check and x rays to diagnose a cavity.
How is the treatment performed?
Having a filling done is one of the most common procedures done by the dentist, when a tooth has a cavity.
- The dentist usually administers local anaesthesia to numb the area to minimize discomfort.
- The tooth is then prepared by removing all of the decay.
- The tooth is filled by filling materials such as tooth coloured composite resin or silver (amalgam) filling.
- If a cavity is not filled, it can get bigger and cause tooth pain which will lead to a root canal treatment or the tooth may have to be extracted / removed.
Is this treatment for me?
If you think you might need dental fillings, schedule a consultation with Dr. Doan Dentistry at your convenience. Our dental clinic proudly serves patients across Mississauga, Erin Mills, and Oakville.