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Frequently asked questions about dental filling
Why can't I see if I have a cavity?
Tooth decay is not visible for a long time, because the tooth enamel and dentin structure starts to loosen first and there is no cavity formation at first. Patients tend not to notice caries until it has already started to form cavities, although the process is visible to the dentist much earlier. By the time the enamel over the softened dentin has broken through and a cavity is visible to the patient, the process has in most cases already spread very deeply.
The other reason why caries is not visible is that most caries does not start from the chewing surface, but from the area between the teeth, on the side of the teeth facing each other, so it is also invisible to the patient.
The deeper the decay, the greater the chance that a smooth filling will not be sufficient for treatment. This is because if the decay penetrates too deep into the tooth, the pulp, which contains the blood vessels and nerves of the tooth, can become inflamed, and root canal treatment is the solution.
In order to avoid more serious caries and the resulting diseases, it is worth visiting your dentist at least every six months!
When can I eat after a filling?
A fogszínű fényre kötő fogtömést a fogorvos teljesen készen adja át önnek, így amennyiben Ön esetleg nem kapott érzéstelenítést a fogtöméshez, úgy az új töméssel azonnal ehet.
A legtöbb esetben azonban a fogtöméseket érzéstelenítésben készíti a fogorvos, így amíg a zsibbadás tart, nem szabad sem enni, sem inni, hogy elkerüljük a nyelv vagy az orca belső felszínének megharapását, vagy az esetleges félre nyelést.
A hagyományos Lidocainos érzéstelenítés után a zsibbadás 2-3 órán belül elmúlik, míg az Ultracain DS Forte érzéstelenítő hatása kb 4 órán át tart.
Ha az érzéstelenség elmúlt, nyugodtan lehet enni és inni, sőt, ajánlott is sok folyadékot fogyasztani, elsősorban tiszta vizet!
How many teeth can be filled at a time?
This depends largely on the extent of decay in the teeth to be filled, the condition of the teeth, the patient’s ability to bear the weight, whether the fillings are placed on the top or bottom and which side the fillings will be on.
So there is no rule, every case is different. In most cases, one or two fillings are made. In the case of cervical fillings, more than one can be made at the same time.
It is important that if you want to get through the treatment quickly and would prefer to have more than one filling at a time, you should discuss this with your dentist and agree the process.
It’s important to know that the dentist will anaesthetise one side at a time, so for example, in the lower arch, you can’t have fillings on the right and left side at the same time, but you can have fillings on the top and bottom.
What is sub-lining during tooth filling?
The undercoating is essentially a medicinal primer layer under the filling. It is primarily used when the decay is deep and after removal of the decayed part of the tooth, there is little dentin material left above the top of the pulp chamber (the pulp contains the blood vessels and nerves in the tooth).
The medicine in the pulp lining helps the so-called ingerdentin to recover, which is essentially the “wound healing” of the tooth.
What does it mean if my teeth hurt in the evening?
If you have a shooting toothache in the evening, it doesn’t go away, it’s provoked by the cold and the pain is radiating, you’re probably dealing with gingivitis.
In many cases, the patient cannot even identify the problem tooth, the pain can be so radiating.
The solution, apart from basic pain relief, is to visit the dentist as soon as possible. Treatment will most likely be root canal therapy.
Pain after a tooth filling can have several causes and in many cases is perfectly normal. Tooth filling should be understood as cleaning and then treating a wound. The wound here is the dentin and enamel from which the cavities are drilled out by the dentist. The smaller the degree of caries, the less sensitivity is expected after the filling. If it does develop, it will usually go away in a few days.
If the decay has already penetrated very deeply into the tooth, after the treatment the filling may not be deep enough to save the tooth and the root may become inflamed. In this case, root canal treatment may be necessary. In such cases, the tooth becomes more sensitive after the filling and starts to react with pain to cold and biting. It is important not to wait for weeks, but to see a dentist as soon as possible.
This can happen because at the final step of the filling, when the dentist is adjusting the tooth surface relief, the patient is still numb, so it is not always possible to tell whether the filling is really comfortable or not.
It is important that the filling is completely comfortable, so if you feel it is too high, make sure you make an appointment with your dentist to have the filling height adjusted.
There is no need for anaesthesia as the dentist will polish away a thin layer of the filling surface, which is completely painless.
In most cases, yes. There are exceptions, but it is always worth checking with your dentist beforehand. For cervical fillings, for example, an anaesthetic is not necessary in most cases. However, in many cases, a seemingly trivial filling can be very carious in the deep cavity and can extend deep into the tooth, so it is better to ask for anaesthesia even when treating minor caries.
There is always drilling during the filling process, as the cavity tissue can be removed with a drill. The filling is then made from a harder filling material.
In contrast, in the classic grooving process, there is no drilling, as there is no caries yet. With groove sealing, the grooves in the baby’s newly emerged molars are filled with a liquid filling material that hardens when exposed to light.
The material fills the gaps in the grooves so that food particles and plaque cannot remain on the tooth surface, thus preventing caries.
Filling is therefore a treatment for an established caries problem, while groove sealing is a means of preventing tooth decay.
here could be several reasons. Firstly, the fresh filling may be a little too high, which can be helped by grinding it down. It could also be that the filling is old – that the filling is decayed, the tooth is either still alive or dead, but it is definitely sensitive to biting.
In many cases, a characteristic symptom of a dead tooth is sensitivity to biting, the tooth seems to be elongated. The reason for this is that there is inflammation at the tip of the root and this area becomes sensitive when biting.
The tooth does become raised, of course it is a micromillimetre rise, but the tooth is a sensitive organ and this small change is noticeable. The solution in this case is root canal treatment.
Do you know what happens in your mouth during filling?
How are the fillings made?
Removal of cavities
Transforming an early cavity into a real cavity
Medication and lining
Phosphoric acid preparation, gluing
Construction can finally begin
Final design, polishing
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Dr. Judit Déry