Dental Tips Blog

Sep
20

If You Have a Fear of Fillings…

As scary as getting a filling may sound, the process is MUCH easier than it was ten, fifty, or even a hundred years ago.

Let’s take a look at a few ways you can put your mind at ease when it comes to dental fillings. This will make it a lot easier for you tolerate the treatment that you need.

Fillings – Fast and Easy!

A dental filling is completed while your tooth is nice and numb. You really shouldn’t feel a thing. And the procedure is usually done in less than a half hour. That’s for a single filling. If you need to, you might schedule one filling at a time so that you aren’t sitting for very long.

After you are numb, your dentist will carefully remove all the diseased tooth material with a small drill. The hole is cleaned and sealed off from bacteria and the filling material is packed in. White fillings are cured with a special light.

A filling is probably the fastest and most common dental procedure out there. Your dentist will help by talking you through everything you can expect.

Relieving Anxiety in the Dental Chair

Take steps to make any dental appointment a breeze:

  • Bring relaxing music or reading material to distract you
  • Schedule appointments for a low-stress time of day, such as early morning
  • Ask about sedation options

From a simple filling to a full mouth reconstruction, dental sedation could increase your comfort during almost any procedure. Your options may include laughing gas, oral sedation, or even IV sedation.

Don’t let dental anxiety keep you from the benefits of modern dental restorations! Call your dentist for more information.

Posted on behalf of:
Dr. David Kurtzman D.D.S.
611 Campbell Hill St. NW #101
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 980-6336

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