Learn more about dental fillings and see them in action in our Dental Case Studies:
- Replacing Stained Composite Fillings
- Replacing Old Amalgam Fillings
- When Fillings Alone Can Eliminate Pain
- Untreated Cavity Before and After X-Rays (Why You Need Fillings)
- Deep Cavity Left Untreated
- Fillings to Close Food Traps
Are white fillings sensitive? Generally speaking white fillings are not sensitive. Newly placed fillings may be mildly sensitive but this will usually subside on its own. At Summerlea Dental we place a strip designed to desensitize nerves under ALL fillings to help eliminate pain.
What if the doctor says my filling is deep? A deep filling means that the decay (bacteria) is close to the nerve of the tooth. If the bacteria reaches the nerve, that tooth will need a root canal. If a filling is very close to the nerve, Dr. Jomha will place a special liner (Theracal) under the filling. This supplies antibacterial and desensitizing properties to the filling. If the tooth causes pain or infection in the future, it will most likely need a root canal.