Dental Health How Does a Dentist Fill a Cavity
Today we are going to talk about what a cavityis. A cavity is basically a small dental infection of the tooth. It's usually comprised of bacteriaand it's a bacterial infection that kind of occurs in different surfaces of the tooth.When caught very early it's usually not a very, painful procedure however, as it getsmore advanced it can get closer and deeper down into the nerve and cause irritation suchas hot cold sensitivity, biting sensitivity and gum tenderness. The way we treat a cavityis with what we call a filling and in order to do that we basically have to go in andremove the cavity make sure that the cavity has been removed and there's no more bacterialinfection.Then we proceed on with the filling.
In this model basically what we have is adesignation of what a typical cavity would look like. When you are going around the mouthlooking for cavities we are looking for basically dark heavy stains or anything that looks alittle unusual. So here on this tooth we basically have this dark like basically highlightingan example of what a cavity looks like. This is on the second tooth on the very back onthe upper right and what you are seeing is a very heavy stain with a little bit of cavity.Once we've identified that that's a cavity at that point that's when we decide that weare going to do a filling. So the first step in basically doing a filling is going in andbasically numbing up or anesthetizing the
patient. We do this in order to make the patientvery comfortable so that when we go and remove the cavity it does not cause any irritationor annoyance to the patient. We'll take what we call our hand piece and basically go inthere and lightly clean out the cavity like so. And basically once we've cleaned out thecavity, what we'll do next is go in with our instruments and basically check to ensureall the stain is removed and there isn't anything sticky or anything a little irritating tothe tooth. Once we've verified that all the cavity has been cleaned out, the next stepwould be to actually do the filling. So what we do is we take our tooth colored fillingmaterial and we gently add it to the space
were we had taken the cavity out. So againit's a very, it's a tooth colored material that typically blends very nice and very clean.So then we go through and lightly put our material right into the tooth and once we'vehave it filled we use a special light to set it up. Filling material start out very softand in order to be able to mold them permanently to the tooth. Once it's been molded then weuse a special light that when shined on the material it turns it very hard and makes itvery strong. We'll put our light over top of the tooth that we did the filling and byactivating the small button we actually initiate a light reaction that makes the material reallyhard. And that typically takes anywhere from
twenty to thirty seconds depending on howbig the cavity was and how thick the filling would be. Once that process has been completedthe dentist will go back and check the filling to make sure that it's set up and it's hard.So what started out as a very soft is now very hard with the curing light. Once we'veverified that the tooth has been filled the last step would be to go in and check thebite to ensure that the patient was not biting heavy or hard on this tooth. And that is prettymuch a filling.
Why do my teeth hurt Toothache symptoms Sensitive Teeth Gum Pain Tooth Pain Infection Wisdom
In this tutorial we will quickly go over thelikely and somewhat likely symptoms to each of these causes of pain. And then we willpost in a link below a tutorial to where you can find temporary relief for each type ofpain. It is important to listen to this tutorial inits entirety because each cause of pain has symptoms that mimic some of the other causesof toothache. And therefore you need to find a cluster of Toothache symptoms that relateto you and your toothache. We will start with a dying nerve. Your toothhas a nerve running down the center of it. If that nerve becomes sick your like to experienceone or more of the likely symptoms. Tooth
Pain to hot, pain to cold, a radiating paindown the side of your face and a sharp pain when biting down. You might also experiencesome of these other somewhat likely symptoms. An abscessed or dead tooth is likely to exhibitat least on of the following symptoms. Throbbing on the side of the face, swelling on the sideof the face, pain that radiates up the side of the face, also, pain during or after chewing.You might also see a little pimple on the side of your gums. Also you might experienceany one of the following somewhat likely symptoms. The symptoms of a cracked tooth vary widelydepending on how deep the crack is. However you are very likely to have a sharp or zingingpain when you bite down that can be localized
to a certain area. Also you might have radiatingpain, throbbing, or even a loose tooth, also the somewhat likely symptoms.Your teeth have little ligaments that hold them into place. If those ligament becomeinflamed like they do for some people that grind their teeth you are likely to experienceone of the following symptoms. Throbbing in your teeth, headaches, pain in your teeththat you can't really localize where it is at in your mouth, pain after eating, or painin your toothache after you wake up in the morning. Also the somewhat likely symptoms.If those teeth ligament become infected like in gum disease you are likely to experienceone of the following symptoms. Throbbing in
all your teeth, Pain upon biting or chewing,pain when you floss your teeth and then also swollen gums. Also the somewhat likely symptoms.Irritated tooth ligaments like when you get a popcorn husk stuck in you gums experiencethe following likely symptoms. Gum Pain to flossing, Gum pain to chewing in that localizedarea, throbbing from a localized area, also pain after eating a meal.A small to medium sized cavity most likely won't give you any pain at all, but if itdoes it's normally a pain to sweets or possibly to cold.Sensitive teeth are what happen when the underlying levels of your teeth become exposed like whenyou have gum recession or after the dentist
drills on your teeth. The likely symptomsare pain to cold in a specific area and also pain when you touch on random spots of yourtooth. Also Tooth pain when you brush your teeth.TMJ or TMD is the disorder of this joint right here. And the symptoms vary widely but youwould be most likely to have one of the following symptoms. Headaches, Pain that radiates onone side of the face or pain when chewing on one side of the face also many other somewhatlikely symptoms. Wisdom teeth pain can mimic any of the othercause of pain I already explained However it is also very likely to have pain when bitingand chewing in the very back corners of your
mouth.An oral fungal infection has one very common symptom and that is burning on your tongueor in your entire mouth. Oral Lesions are very serious and there aremany different types and thus very many different symptoms you should get in to see your dentistespecially if it doesn't go away after 14 days. Oral lesions will normally burn in thatlocalized area. I hope you were able to match a cluster ofyour symptoms to one of the causes of tooth pain. If you did now you can watch one ofmy tutorial on how to find temporary relief for that cause of pain. Also in the descriptionbelow I am going to include a link to a diagram