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Get a filling to relieve tooth pain

How long will you wait before you take care of a tooth that is causing you consistent pain?
Get a treatment plan underway by calling the office at Dentist of Lake Mary. Depending on the severity of the decay, and the structural integrity of the tooth, a filling may be the best course of treatment. The decayed portion of the tooth will be removed and filled with a composite resin material or a traditional silver amalgam material. Teeth that have been cracked, broken or worn from misuse (such as from nail-biting or grinding) can also be filled.

Fillings are created from a variety of materials, including gold, porcelain, the aforementioned silver amalgam, or glass materials called composite resins.

Caring for your fillings
Fillings can be easily maintained by following good oral hygiene habits. Schedule regular cleanings, brush with a toothpaste containing fluoride, and floss at least once a day. If you suspect a filling might be loose or disintegrating, schedule an X-ray to receive an assessment. Here are some signs of a cracked filling;
an extremely sensitive tooth;
a sharp edge has developed on a tooth;
the filling has developed a noticeable crack;
the filling is missing a piece, or you have pieces of filling in your mouth when you wake up in the morning.
Call the staff at Dentist of Lake Mary today at (407) 413-9000 for immediate care, or to schedule an appointment.