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Tooth filling

The formation of the disease

It is very important that you brush your teeth regularly because the leftovers stick to the surface of your teeth and this will be decayed by bacteria that spread out in the mouth. During this process acids are created that damage the adamantine or even the soft denting layer and can also damage the inner parts of the teeth. This is the process of caries that points at the beginning discolouring of the adamantine out. In the initial stage only dental investigation can discover and confirm this. In the later stage the patient can have dull toothache and can possibly recognize a black hole. If the patient goes to the dentist in time, the tooth can be saved with a simple filling. Otherwise this is only possible with a root filling.

Tasks before the treatment

Before the intervention a thorough dental examination and an x-ray are accomplished in any case. In addition the dentist clears the patient over the planned interference, anaesthesia, possible side-effects up and also about the used materials. It is important that the patient eats something before the intervention, because after the local anaesthesia you can not eat until the numbness is away (about 3-4 hours).

The simple tooth extraction

The intervention is accomplished under local anaesthesia. The dentist folds the gingival from the tooth with the help of an imprint instrument and removes the tooth with the pliers. If the tooth which must be pulled is inflamed, the inflamed tissue found in the wound cavity, must be removed as well. The dentist approximates the wound verges with pressure to one another. After the intervention the patient has to bite at a gauze swab for 15 minutes. If the wound doesn’t bleed any longer the patient can go home.

Making of the aesthetic fillings

The intervention is accomplished under local anaesthesia (lidocain injection). After the dentist has cleaned the carious parts of the teeth with a dental drill, the teeth will be prepared with a support in order to prevent the later on sensitivity. After that the dentist gives a thin glue layer on the surface of the teeth and builds up layer by layer the filling. He lightens the layer with an UV-bulb and to this reaction the filling gets hard. The surface of the filling will be created with a dental drill. At the end the surface will be polished.

Side-effects after the filling

Cold-warmth sensitivity can occur (maximum for 1-2 weeks) and also while biting a sensitivity can appear (this can be corrected by the dentist). The puncture of the injection can be as well sensitive for 1-2 days. Coffee, tea, coke, cigarettes and other colouring foods can colour the filling and the teeth.