Monday, April 27, 2009


1. What does a cavity feel like?

2. What is the WHOLE EXACT procedure for filling a tooth?

cavities take many forms , and the name is a bit misleading. you can have a cavity (tooth decay) without actually seeing a hole in your tooth. and not every discoloration in your teeth is decay , some are only stains. Dentists take years of training to be capable of diagnosing cavities. they use Dental probes, x-rays, visual and tactile sensation , and of course the dental history of the patient.

the procedure of filling really depends on the type of decay you have. but in simple few words the dentist will recognize the cavity , then might or might not give you anesthesia, depending on the extent of the decay. then he/she will drill your tooth with a rotary instrument that uses a continuous water stream for cooling, while putting a suction straw in you mouth. then the dentist would provide you with a temporary or a permenant filling.

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