Dentist Amsterdam / Cavity

Treating a cavity

Small holes, also known as caries, cavity or tooth decay, result when your teeth or wisdoms are infected by bacteria. Holes are formed when plaque attaches long-term to your teeth. The bacteria softens the dental tissue allowing it to persistently penetrate deeper into the tooth. If you are looking for a cavity dentist, at Tandarts Jordaan they will be treated meticulously.

Treatment by a cavity dentist

Prior to commencing treatment, your cavity dentist will discuss the procedure with you. You will be asked if you require local anaesthetic, which numbs the pain during treatment. Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, the infected dental tissue will be removed using a small drill. We test if all infected tissue has been removed with a colouring agent that reacts with any bacteria still present, which shows us if the surface has been cleaned thoroughly. Once all bacteria has been cleaned away, the dentist will prepare a white composite filling for your tooth, colour matching it with the rest of your teeth.

Sensitive teeth after filling

It is possible that you may experience sensitivity after a filling. This is normal and is the result of the contraction of the filling material (composite) during hardening. It sometimes causes discomfort, especially during eating. It is also possible that the hole was quite deep and is located close to a nerve ending. This will result in sensitivity for hot, cold and hard foods. The nerve ending will retract automatically over a few months and the sensitivity will eventually disappear.

Any questions about cavities or fillings?

Do you have any questions regarding holes or fillings? Contact us telephonically and our receptionist will direct your call to the right place. Do you perhaps need to make an appointment for a filling? Our advice is to make an appointment at Tandarts Jordaan and select a date and time that suits you best. Tandarts Jordaaan is open until 21h30 on several days of the week, if your choice is to come by in the evening. In addition, Tandarts Jordaan is also open on Sundays. If anything is unclear, please contact us right away.

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About Tandarts Jordaan

At Tandarts Jordaan, your Amsterdam dental clinic, we treat a wide variety of dental problems related to the teeth, mouth and jaw. We provide in-depth treatment planning with low radiation digital x-rays, aesthetic and cosmetic dental options, as well as specialist treatments such as root canal treatments, dental implants, crowns and bridges. If you need emergency dental treatment options you can call our office and schedule an appointment promptly.

The staff at Tandarts Jordaan consists of experienced dentists and licensed dental assistants who will make your comfort and satisfaction their number one priority. Patients are continually monitored during treatment, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to answer any questions or concerns.

Award winning Amsterdam dental practice
A dentist appointment might not be your preferred appointment however we have tried to make the practice pleasant and inspiring while at the same time state-of-the-art, offering the latest dental and hygiene solutions.

Government controlled dentist prices
If you wonder if the prices at Tandarts Jordaan are higher then in other practices, you can rest assured. The Dutch dental prices are government controlled which means that your dental treatments will cost the same at each Dutch dental practice.

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