Many people detest visits to the dentist because they are afraid of suffering pain. But the real cause of their fear is their lack of knowledge regarding what the dentist will do to them. Lying on your back in a dentist chair, feeling helpless while the dentist probes your mouth is bad enough. But if you don't know what to expect, your imagination can get carried away and you can end up being afraid for no logical reason. Learning exactly what happens when your dentist fills a cavity can alleviate some of that fear.
Once your tooth has been filled and cleaned, you can get out of the dentist chair and leave. It will probably take several hours for the anesthetic to wear off, and during that time you may experience sensations of tingling and heaviness around the injection site. Hopefully, this article has reduced your fear of fillings. For more information, contact a dentist like Dr. Scott Macpherson yourself.Share
4 March 2015
It was my secret for a long time, but I am finally sharing it -- I was an adult who still had a baby tooth. My dentist told me it shifted when my adult teeth came in instead of falling out. He also said I should have it pulled before it started causing dental problems, but I decided to keep it for a while. One day, during a dental check-up, my dentist found a cavity on the tooth next to it. He told me it was time to have it extracted, as it was close to the other tooth and making it hard for me to clean it. I had it taken out, and I don't miss it. I created this blog to tell other people with baby teeth as adults that they are not alone. Also, they can cause problems, so have them pulled if your dentist suggests it.