Once you make your appointment for your dental filling, you should expect to be at your dentist’s office for around an hour. During this time your dentist will take X-rays if needed, talk to you about the procedure you’re about to undergo, and complete the dental work.
Before your cavity is filled, your dentist will numb your teeth, gums, and surrounding skin to avoid and lessen discomfort during the procedure. Next, he or she will remove the decay in the tooth and replace it with a filling, which only takes a few minutes.
Once you’re done, expect your mouth to remain numb for a few more hours. While there aren’t many risks associated with cavities, be sure to note any concerns you have after the procedure and let the team at Klein Dentistry know about any problems.