DON'T LOSE YOUR NATURAL TEETH
Filling is a method that restores a damaged tooth or gain the teeth to their former function and appearance. When your dentist fills your teeth, he first removes the decayed tooth tissue. It cleans the area affected by caries and fills that gap with filling material and tries to prevent bacteria from re-entering the gaps and rotting.
As the first stage, the remaining tooth tissue is made ready for filling. At this stage, if there is an old filling that needs to be removed or the caries cleaned, the remaining tooth tissue is purified from them. After this process, as a second step, the gap formed is filled by selecting the appropriate material according to the position of the tooth in the mouth, its function, aesthetic requirements and the size of the filling. During these procedures, local anesthesia can be applied so that the patient does not feel pain. As a final step, the compatibility of the filling with other teeth is checked. If there is any excess that will disturb the patient, it is removed.
It is applied to teeth that have lost substance for various reasons, cannot fulfill the chewing function, do not look aesthetically pleasing, or are broken, cracked or decayed as a result of trauma.
Dental filling is applied to decayed, broken or damaged teeth for any reason. Deformed teeth are regained their old appearance and function after treatment.
If the filling treatment was performed under anesthesia, food should not be eaten before the effect of anesthesia has passed. Eating before the anesthesia wears off may cause biting of the tongue or lips. The effect of anesthesia may last approximately 3 hours after the procedures applied to the upper jaw, and up to approximately 4-5 hours in the lower jaw posterior group teeth. The duration of the anesthetic effect may differ from person to person.
Depending on the filling material used, the duration of eating after the procedure may vary. Physician's warnings should be taken into account in this regard.
After the filling process, pain and sensitivity that can last up to 12 hours in the treated tooth are considered normal. In this case, the patient can use the painkiller that the physician deems appropriate. If there is pain that lasts for 12 hours and gets worse, it is recommended to contact your doctor. Depending on the size of the tooth filling, that is, the proximity of the living tissue of the tooth, cold and hot sensitivity may occur.
It varies according to the position of the filling in the mouth, its size, the materials used, the number of fillings if more than one filling will be made into the mouth, and the patient's compliance with the treatment.
First of all, even if there is no pain, an appointment should be made from the dentist for a new tooth filling. Consumption of hard foods should be avoided in order to prevent any new damage that will occur until the appointment date. This area should be brushed more carefully and kept clean, this area should not be used as much as possible while eating.
With the developing technology, the connection between the filling material and the tooth tissue has increased as much as possible. However, in some cases, the filling may need to be renewed for various reasons. At the beginning of these; There may be repeated caries formation, fracture of the filling due to the habit of clenching teeth or consuming hard objects, or deterioration of the connection between the filling and the tooth tissue, or damage to the filling as a result of trauma. Such reasons create the need to renew the filling.