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Why is anesthesia necessary for tooth filling?

Our dentists focus on patient comfort, so we usually numb your mouth before a dental filling. Local anesthetics, like septocaine and lidocaine, make dental procedures relatively painless and easy for patients. A dental filling involves removing decayed tissue from the tooth and restoring the tooth to its former strength and appearance. Without anesthesia, some patients may feel a twinge of discomfort during the filling procedure. 

Our dental team is highly skilled in providing gentle dentistry to patients of all ages. In addition to offering anesthesia, we also use advanced technology and techniques to streamline procedures and attain the best results possible. 

A Little about Dental Fillings 

Dental fillings can restore a decayed or damaged tooth while preserving natural aesthetics. At NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry, we offer metal and tooth-colored fillings to protect your smile. Many of our patients prefer tooth-colored fillings because they match the color of their natural smile. 

Also, patients with metal allergies opt for tooth-colored fillings because they’re made from composite resin. Silver amalgam fillings are a lower-cost alternative to white composite fillings, and we often use them for deep cavities or on back teeth because of their durability. 

Do You Need Dental Fillings in New Orleans? 

Your smile deserves the best dentistry, and our team is here to help you. Our dental fillings are attractive and durable so that you can enjoy your smile without worry.

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