smilethumbsupWhen you find yourself worried about a cavity, what’s the best way to change your mood and your feeling about protecting your smile? Remember that you will be receiving a comfortable filling from your Shrewsbury dentist. The good news is the anticipation and curiosity is always far more intense than the procedure itself. Allow us to explain why you can expect to sit back, relax, and enjoy a speedy return to optimal oral health, even when a cavity strikes.

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

You can expect to experience a comfortable dental filling with your Shrewsbury dentist because the goal of our practice is to offer dental care that is just as comfortable as it is effective and convenient. If remaining relaxed and comfortable is what’s weighing most heavily on your mind, remember the following: Before we begin your restorative treatment, the first step is to administer local anesthesia to the site and surrounding tissues. As a result, your tooth and nearby tissue will be numb when we begin the filling. You will know we’re working but you won’t experience discomfort.

What’s Going To Happen?

We understand that you might have a lot of preconceived ideas about your filling, which is why your Shrewsbury dentist would like to demystify the process. If you were expecting something complicated, you’ll be relieved that it’s a straightforward process that may take as little as 20 minutes to complete. You can generally expect the following steps:

  1. We will clean and prep your tooth
  2. We will numb the area
  3. We will thoroughly remove decayed tissue and debris
  4. Then, we will smooth the opening left by decay
  5. We will fill the open area with composite, a tooth-colored material
  6. Once the filling sets and we adjust it for a comfortable bite, you’re done!