Cavities are a very common issue. In fact, the majority of American adults will develop at least one cavity in their lifetime. When you have a cavity that requires a filling, make a trip to Wainright and Wassel, DDS. We offer same day cavity fillings so you don’t have to worry about finding time in your busy schedule to treat your cavity.

What Does a Filling Do?

A filling will remove your cavity and restore your tooth’s surface loss so that your tooth, its root, and its nerves will be saved. If you forgo a filling, your cavity may grow deep and a dental procedure such as a crown, root canal, or tooth extraction may be required.

How are Cavities Filled?

The process of filling a cavity is simple. After using a local anesthetic to numb the areas that surround your tooth that needs to be filled, one of our dentists will clean your tooth and get rid of any damaged tissue. Next, they will apply the composite filling material in layers, use a curing light to harden it, and polish the filling. Believe it or not, you can be out of our office and good to go with your filling in less than an hour.

Do Fillings Hurt?

Some of our patients are nervous about getting their cavity filled because they believe it will hurt. Since we use a local anesthetic, you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the filling procedure. If you are a good candidate for it and are very anxious about getting a filling, one of our dentists may recommend sedation dentistry.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you have a cavity and are looking to get it filled in an efficient way, call Wainright and Wassel DDS today at 919-847-1322 to schedule an appointment for our Raleigh, NC office. We’ll treat your cavity in one appointment so you can move on with your life.