Santa Monica Dental Fillings
Dental fillings have become essential to the overall well-being of your teeth, most people will need at least one tooth filling in their lifetime. Dental fillings are commonly used to treat cavities, but can also be used to repair cracked, worn out and broken teeth.
What Steps Are Involved in Filling a Tooth?
Most dental filling procedures consist of a quick and efficient process. It’s only in rare cases where special treatments and steps will be added. Most procedures will include the following steps:
- The patient will be given a topical anesthetic to numb the area for treatment.
- Decay will then be removed from the affected teeth.
- Tooth restoration will begin by adding an appropriate filling that matches your needs & budget.
- A bite check will be made to make sure the patient doesn’t experience any discomfort and that teeth are aligned comfortably.
How To Know if You Need A Dental Filling in Santa Monica
To the average person, cracks on teeth may be little to impossible to notice. Even when there is pain involved, it might get a little overwhelming when trying to figure out which tooth is the one causing the pain. For most professionals even, a crack might be overlooked or invisible in an x-ray. Which is why consulting a particular kind of professional is essential to diagnosing and recommending the best possible treatment to improve these issues. Dr. Nima Mashkouri and the rest of the Paradise Dental staff has enough experience, knowledge and equipment to help diagnose and resolve any ‘invisible’ cracks or other issues in the patient’s teeth.$99 Full Dental Exam & X-Rays*Cleaning is an additional fee depending on Periodontal diagnosis.
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Why Does a Tooth Crack?
A tooth may crack for many reasons, such as the following:
- Chewing on hard objects or foods such as pencils, ice, nuts or hard candy
- An accident, such as a blow to the mouth
- Grinding or clenching of teeth
- Uneven chewing pressure, especially if a nearby tooth is lost
- Loss of tooth structure through wear
- Loss of tooth structure due to large fillings or other restorations
- Exposure of tooth enamel to extreme hot and cold temperatures
Why Does a Cracked Tooth Hurt?
Sometimes, a crack in the enamel travels through to the nerve pulp. This type of cracked tooth may hurt when you bite down or when you stop biting. The crack may be too small to see, but when it opens, the pulp inside the tooth may become irritated. The pulp is soft tissue inside the center of the tooth that contains the nerves and blood vessels. If the crack extends into the pulp, the tooth may become sensitive to extreme heat and cold. Often times you will feel sharp, shooting pains as a result.
The pulp also can be affected as a result of the crack. If this happens, endodontic (root canal) treatment may be needed to save the tooth.
Santa Monica Dental Fillings Made Easy by Paradise Dental
Dr. Nima Mashkouri and the rest of the staff at Paradise Dental will ensure each patient is comfortable before, during, and after their dental fillings procedure, and will happily answer any questions you may have.Call 310.458.8811 OR CLICK TODAY For An Appointment
"My appointment was with Dr. Mashkouri & he saw me right on time. He greeted me with a smile, gave me great advice, was gentle, and did everything he could to make me comfortable. "