What is a dental filling?
A dental filling is a restoration that may be used by Drs. Packard and Packard when a tooth has decay. The filling is placed to restore the tooth to its normal function and shape after the decay is removed.
Do I need a dental filling?
When you visit Creekside Dental for a routine dental appointment, our dentists will examine each of your teeth to detect if there are any cavities present. Special instruments like dental X-rays may be used to get a closer, more thorough look.
What can I expect when getting a dental filling?
Before beginning treatment, our dentists may use a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and the surrounding tissues. The decay is then removed from the tooth. The area is thoroughly cleaned and checked for any additional decay. When the area is ready, the dental filling will be placed. If a composite filling is used, the material is placed in layers. Each layer is cured before the next layer is placed. The final filling is shaped and polished.
How do I care for my dental filling?
Dental fillings do not require any special care. Simply care for a tooth with a dental filling as you do your other teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and visit our dental office often.
We invite you to contact our dental office at 509.577.8277 today for more information about dental fillings in Yakima, Washington, and to schedule a visit.