Cavity filling is normally carried out when part of a tooth is decayed. The dentist will start by removing the decayed part of the tooth and then “fill” the region on the tooth where the decayed substances were removed. Cavity filling is also carried out to repair broken or cracked teeth and also the ones that have been worn down from misuse such as nail biting.
I had been suffering from a tooth ache for quite some time, so one morning I decided to go see a gentle family dentist nearby.
After explaining to the dentist my problem he gave me some liquid which I rinsed over my mouth, the taste of the liquid was not that friendly to me. After rinsing my mouth the same dye was still remaining in one of my tooth.
I was given some medicine to swallow then instructed to lie on a chair facing upwards where he then ordered me to open my mouth wide. The dentist was using some metal cones to cut through my enamel and remove the decay, I could feel some pain in my entire enamel as he was extracting the decay. The pain was becoming unbearable minute after minute, I could not utter any word since my mouth was full of tools.
At first, the dentist used a high speed drill to remove the decay and unsupported enamel of the tooth. Then he later used a lower speed drill. Though the pain was so overwhelming I always tried to persevere, I could pity myself of what it was being done to my mouth, and after the decay was removed the dentist started shaping the space as he was preparing it to fill. Filling was not however that much painful as it as compared to when decay was being eliminated. He started by putting a liner to my cavity, poured some liquids which were etching, the he started placing the filling.
After he had placed the filling the same dentist used some burs to finalize and polish my tooth, I could fill a lot of sensitivity, that day was the worst day of my life. It took me several hours before I could insert anything to my mouth. The pain persisted for several hours after my cavity was filled, I couldn’t take anything cold nor hot. Three days later I was back to normal and very happy.