Unlike silver amalgam fillings, white resin (composite) fillings blend in with your existing tooth color, making them an attractive option for restoring a decayed tooth. In addition, the vast majority of fillings cause no severe difficulties, and most after-treatment concerns with composite fillings are similar to those for amalgam fillings:
To remove tooth decay and fill the tooth, Dr. Welch will need to numb the nerves to the tooth’s root. If you are having a tooth filled, you can expect to have several numbing shots near the affected tooth; typically, the anesthetic makes a patient’s tongue and lips feel numb.
With virtually any dental procedure, sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks is a potential side effect. After receiving your new filling, you may notice temporary sensitivity to certain sweet foods, air, or extreme temperature.
After any filling, it’s important to practice routine, healthy dental hygiene. Keeping your teeth clean is a critical component of good dental health, significantly reducing the likelihood that you will develop additional cavities or other dental problems.
If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment, call our professional dental team at (336) 288-4499.