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Do I need a dental filling?
When you visit us for a routine dental checkup, our dentist will examine each tooth to detect if there are any cavities present. Special instruments like dental X-rays may be used to get a closer, more thorough look.

What can I expect when getting a dental filling?
Before beginning treatment, Dr. Carole Gleich DDS may use a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and the surrounding area. The decay is then removed from the tooth. The area is thoroughly cleaned and checked for any additional decay or debris. When the area is ready, the dental filling will be placed. If a composite filling is used, the material is placed in layers. Each layer is cured before the next layer is placed. The final filling is shaped and polished.

What happens after my treatment?
The tooth with the dental filling may be a little sensitive after treatment. This should fade and stop over one to two weeks. If it doesn’t, contact our office for a follow-up appointment.

How do I care for my dental filling?
Dental fillings do not require any special care. Simply care for the tooth with a dental filling in the same way that you care for your other teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and visit our office often.

We welcome you to contact our office at 913-553-3046 to learn more about dental fillings in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, and to schedule a visit.