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Dental Fillings

Fillings BroadmeadowIt isn’t unusual for a patient to require at least one dental filling in their lifetime. Sadly, dental decay from less-than-perfect oral hygiene habits, as well as diet and lifestyle, can occur to patients of almost any age. If your tooth has been affected by decay, don’t fret. The The Smile Factory team can restore the look, feel, and health of your tooth with a long-lasting filling.

Are You a Candidate for a Filling?

Sometimes, dental decay and cavities can go unnoticed, however there are some tell-tale signs to look out for to ensure you can seek treatment as soon as possible. These include:

  • Toothache or discomfort
  • Sensitivity when consuming hot or cold food and beverages
  • Mild to sharp pain when eating or drinking something sweet
  • Visible holes in your tooth
  • A pit in your tooth you can feel with your tongue
  • Brown, black or white staining on any surface of a tooth

When to Seek Treatment

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, it’s best to schedule a consultation at The Smile Factory as soon as possible. If left untreated, a cavity can become larger or even spread to nearby teeth. Additionally, the bacteria and decay can potentially spread to the tooth’s nerve, requiring root canal therapy. Failure to address these issues can lead to the tooth eventually dying out and requiring removal.

The Dental Filling Process

Receiving a filling is a simple and straight-forward procedure. Our dentist will thoroughly numb the area before removing the decay with specialised instruments. The cavity is then disinfected and dried, and the filling is applied. Once the filling has hardened, it is shaped to perfectly match the look and feel of your tooth.

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If you’re worried about tooth decay or are simply due for your 6-monthly dental check-up, please call (02) 4037 0903 today. Our team of oral health care professionals are always here to help!

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Dental Fillings Broadmeadow, Newcastle NSW | (02) 4037 0903