Caries Treatment

Caries Treatment

Tooth decay is the event that the hard tissues of the teeth are dissolved and destroyed as a result of organic acids, which are produced by digesting sugar-containing food residues by various bacteria present in the mouth. However, as the tooth continues to move towards the living tissue, first tooth sensitivity and then severe pain may occur. If the tooth decay has not reached the pulp, which is the living part of the tooth, it will be sufficient for treatment only to clean the decay and to close the cavity formed by filling and bring it to an appropriate function.

After cleaning the problematic part in decayed or old filled teeth, the remaining tooth tissue is repaired with special filling materials called composites. The composites used are selected in harmony with the color of the tooth to be filled. Thus, a natural aesthetic appearance is provided, especially in the anterior teeth. The filling material is hardened with special beam devices and corrections are made. Early contact points are eroded by controlling with special bite papers so that overheight does not occur during the bite. Finally, it is smoothed with polishing tips and the surface is finished by polishing.

Is Anesthesia Applied In The Filling Procedure?

Since the decay removal process will be done with rotary tool tips, it will cause sensitivity and pain in the tooth. Therefore, before the filling process, the relevant tooth area should be anesthetized by injecting anesthetic solution.

How Long Does The Filling Process Take?

Although the process time varies depending on which tooth and decay size, it is completed in an average of half an hour.

Will Eating And Drinking Be A Problem After The Filling Procedure?

Although there is no harm in terms of filling, accidental biting, etc. due to numbness in the mouth. It is recommended not to eat anything for 1-2 hours after the procedure in order to avoid undesirable situations.

Is Amalgam Filling Harmful To Human Health?

Amalgam is an alloy formed by metals such as chocolate, copper, tin and mercury. This material, which is quickly abandoned today but has been used frequently in the past due to its robustness, does not have any proven negative effect on human health with its stable form in the mouth. However, it is not applied in our clinic because it causes galvanic current in the mouth, causes discoloration in the tooth it is applied, and it looks aesthetically bad. Although there is no harm in keeping the old unproblematic amalgam fillings in the mouth, if the patient demands, they can be removed and replaced with composite filling. During dismantling, the dismantling process must be carried out with a surgical aspirator in order to prevent the mercury gas that will emerge from the breakdown of amalgam during dismantling and create a harmful effect.