Treating a cavity at Tandarts Jordaan
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.
We use a white composite filling material that is matched with your teeth. Composite fillings are versatile and allows for a strong, aesthetically pleasing and securely positioned filling that conforms with the colour of the rest of your teeth. Aesthetically, composite fillings ensure that the affected area cannot be distinguished from the rest of the tooth surface after filling. In addition, certain health risks were uncovered associated with black amalgam fillings, that we and our colleagues at Tandarts Jordaan do not want to expose you to.
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.
Need an emergency dentist in Amsterdam?
Do you have an emergency? Call us on 020 612 12 43, we are sure to assist you with your emergency considering our ample opening hours.