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What to Know Before Getting Your Cavity Filled

What to Know Before Getting Your Cavity Filled

So, you are due for a cavity filling appointment with your dentist, and you may be feeling anything from being apprehensive to downright scared.

Fortunately, we have found per our experience at our very own practice at Shiny Smile Studio, our dental office in Texas, that understanding and knowing what to expect about it can help immensely with your preparations for the procedure.

Thus, as your trusted provider of dental services, we want to fill you in with the information you need to know before your appointment. Take note of the following:

  • You may need to do some pre-filling preparations at your dentist’s office that may involve everything from getting x-rays, consultations, to completing your insurance or discount plan information. So it may be best to come in early.
  • You will experience significant numbing on most parts of your mouth, such as your teeth, gums, and surrounding skin, more considerable than you would experience from having an extraction.
  • You may experience some sensitivity and pain after the procedure, but this should resolve within 2-4 weeks. Talk with your dentist in Azle, Texas, or wherever you had your fillings done.
  • You may have problems with your fillings post-procedure such as an infection from a cavity filling pulling away and making a small opening or a cavity filling breaking, cracking, or falling out. Make sure to visit your dentist as soon as possible if any of these happen.

We hope the above list helped you. For more information about the procedure and your other dental needs, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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