Dental Fillings in Anaheim, CA

Restore your teeth with dental fillings at First Dental Care

Dr. Douglas Kim offers dental fillings in Anaheim and surrounding areas like Fullerton and Orange. The procedure is fast and prevents cavities from worsening. Dr. Kim uses high-quality fillings that blend in with your teeth, so your tooth is not only protected but also looks aesthetically pleasing. Call our office at (714) 527-5656 to schedule a tooth filling appointment!

Dental filling for decayed teeth from dentist in Anaheim

Dental fillings are commonly used to treat cavities, repair cracked or broken teeth, or teeth that have been worn down over time. Restoring the tooth with filling helps preserve the tooth and protect it from further damage.

What to Expect During Your Procedure

This procedure takes between 20 minutes to an hour depending on the extent of tooth damage. Before filling cavities, your dentist will numb your teeth, gums, and the inside of your cheek to avoid discomfort during the procedure. It may take a few minutes for the local anesthetic to take effect, but when it does, your dentist will start drilling the decayed part of the tooth and replace it with a filling. You may feel some pressure during this process, but you should not feel any pain.

Taking Care of Your Dental Fillings

After the procedure, your mouth will feel numb and your jaw might feel a little sore for a few hours. You may also experience some sensitivity and pain, but this discomfort should subside.

There is no special care needed for a tooth with a filling, you should take care of it the same way you would a healthy tooth. Brush and floss daily to prevent bacteria from accumulating on or around your filling. Schedule appointments with your dentist every 6 months to help ensure good oral health.

A dental filling may last many years, but you should stay on the lookout for signs that the filling has deteriorated. Call our office if you notice any of these symptoms:

  • Cracks or chips appear
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Pain when you bite down
  • The filling falls out

It’s best to contact your dentist early, so he can remove the damaged filling and replace it. If a damaged filling is left out too long, bacteria will continue to march through your teeth. This can lead to extensive decay that may require a larger filling or a root canal.

 

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