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Has tooth decay attacked and damaged your smile? If so, it’s best to get it treated as soon as possible. If you don’t, serious negative consequences can occur.

When you come into Zicherman, Lago, and Associates, PC for treatment, you will have a dental filling placed. To help you know more about the filling placement process, our team asks you to expect the following treatment steps:

Step 1: First, your dentist will numb the tooth and surrounding gums with a local anesthetic. This will help you have a pleasant and painless dental experience. Then, your dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth with a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser. The tool used will solely depend on your dentist’s comfort level, training, and preference.

Step 2: Then, he will deeply clean the tooth and make sure there are no bacteria or debris remaining.

Step 3: Once the tooth is clean, your dentist will fill the tooth with a dental filling. The type of filling used will depend on the tooth’s primary function and its prevalence in the smile. Once the tooth is filled, your dentist will finish and polish the filling, making it fit perfectly with your bite.

Now that you know all about dental fillings in Peabody, Massachusetts, and the steps needed for treatment, you’re ready for your appointment! To learn more, please feel free to call our office today at 978.535.2500. Dr. Federico Lago and our dental team are more than happy to help you!