Dental fillings are essential treatments for restoring teeth compromised by decay. Our goal is to remove the decayed tooth material, thoroughly cleanse the area and fill the cavity with a suitable material. This restoration is crucial not only to regain your tooth’s functionality but also to prevent further decay or damage.

Our approach is gentle and meticulous, starting with numbing the area around the affected tooth to minimize discomfort. Depending on the extent of decay and the tooth’s location, we use the most appropriate tools to remove decay, whether it is a drill, air abrasion or laser technology.

After removing decay, our dentists will clean the cavity to eliminate bacteria and prepare it for the filling. In cases where the decay is close to the root, we may apply a protective liner to safeguard the nerve. We then layer the filling material, curing each layer as we go to ensure solidity and durability. The final steps involve shaping the filling to match your tooth’s contours and polishing it to enhance appearance and function.

Post-treatment, it is normal to experience sensitivity to temperature or some discomfort as the anesthesia fades. These sensations typically diminish over time. To care for your fillings, continue with regular brushing and flossing and consider avoiding overly hot or cold foods for a few days. Should you have persistent pain or sensitivity, do not hesitate to contact us for a follow-up.

At Hammond Dental Care, your dental health is our utmost priority. We strive to make every step of your dental care journey reassuring and transparent. If you are preparing for a dental filling in Surprise, Arizona, Dr. Nathan Hammond and Dr. Patrick Stone are here to provide the support and solutions you need. Call us at 623-328-7346 today to schedule your consultation to learn more.