What to Expect During a Filling Procedure

By February 5, 2018Uncategorized

If you’re preparing for your filling procedure, you should watch this great video we found that explains what you can expect during your visit! Just in case the video has difficulty loading, we have provided the transcript, as well.


Michelle: So have you recently been told that you need a filling on your tooth? Well, my name’s Michelle, and I’m a dental assistant with Solutions, and I’m here to explain to you on what you should expect during your filling procedure. First of all, when you go see your general dentist, the first thing he’s going to do is get you numb, so nine times out of 10, that requires you to have a shot. With some dentists, most of the shots you don’t really feel. They use a type of jiggling your cheek method to distract you, so therefore you don’t feel the shot, but once, when the anesthetic has been placed, then you’ll start to feel what we call is like a little pins and needles type feeling. It feels like your cheek and your tooth is kind of falling asleep.

Then once, when the anesthetic has fully taken effect, you will not feel anything, but you would need to expect pressure of the dentist working in that area. Of course, he’s going to have to use the dental drill, so you’re going to hear the drill, and then there’s going to be a lot of water, because with the drill, it produces a lot of heat, and if you’re putting direct heat onto your tooth, you can actually be doing damage, so in that sense, there has to be water that is sprayed onto the tooth to keep it cool, so therefore you don’t do any damage to the nerve.

So, whenever you’re having a dental filling done, you definitely need to expect a lot of water being sprayed in that area, the sound of the drill, and then also, the shot that needs to be administrated so therefore you can get numb for the procedure, so therefore you won’t have any discomfort.

But getting a dental filling is very easy, so don’t worry. Just consult with your general dentist and he’ll be able to walk you through it. Once again, my name’s Michelle, and I’m a dental assistant with Solutions, and I just explained to you on what you should expect during a dental filling.

If you have any additional questions about your filling procedure, you can call Tate Eble at 615-794-8977. We will gladly assist you in any way that we can!