Do you have a decay-filled tooth that is causing you pain? If so, Dr. Denise M. Walthour is here to help you by removing the decay, deeply cleaning the tooth, and filling the tooth with a dental filling in Portland, Oregon.
There are many types of dental fillings, which include silver amalgam, composite resin, and gold, and we are here to give you the most beneficial filling based on your specific situation. When your dentist at Powell Boulevard Dental needs to restore the health of your tooth, she will first begin to numb the tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic. Once your mouth is numb, she will remove the decayed portion of the tooth with a drill or laser. Your dentist will then thoroughly clean the tooth to make sure there are no more harmful substances. Then, she will fill the tooth, layer by layer, with a dental filling. When the tooth is completely full, your dentist will trim the top of the filling to make it fit perfectly with your bite.
If you wish to know more about dental fillings, we recommend calling our office and talking to a member of our team. We are happy to answer any questions you might have!