The Placement and Treatment of a Dental Filling

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If you are showing signs of a dental cavity, our dentist may recommend a dental filling, which can also repair damaged teeth that are looking worn down, cracked, or broken. We would be happy to provide you with information about how a dental filling is placed and offer insight on how to care for a dental filling.

What is the dental filling placement process?
During the process of placing a dental filling, our dentist removes the tooth decay and ensures that is has been completely removed. We then clean away any lingering bacteria and debris so that when Dr. Tim Woodruff places the dental filling layer by layer, he has a clean surface to work with. Each layer is also hardened with a curing light, and then the final product may be trimmed and polished for the desired look and fit.

What care is needed for a dental filling?
Caring for a dental filling means maintaining effective oral hygiene by brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily, as well as visiting the dentist regularly. Please notify our dentist and team right away if your dental filling seems to be leaking, has developed sensitivity, is missing a piece, or has a crack, and we can help you schedule an appointment with our dentist.

Contact Woodruff Family Dental at 870-972-8190 today if you are interested in learning more about dental filling care in Jonesboro, Arkansas.