Dental Fillings

Let us help protect your tooth

A dental filling can protect your tooth from further damage and prevent you from experiencing the pain that a cavity can cause.

No one likes to hear the words “you have a cavity”.  Regular cleanings and dental exams can help prevent and detect cavities early before the decay becomes worse.

When a cavity does occur, fillings are needed to restore the part of the tooth damaged by the decay.


Filling procedure

  1. Your visit starts with a consultation to assure you are confident knowing what to expect during your procedure.
  2. You will then be given a local anesthetic that will numb the tooth and surrounding area to ensure your comfort.
  3. The decay is carefully removed by Dr. Kerr or Dr. Flory and a composite (resin) material is used to fill in the space left by the cavity.
  4. A blue dental light is used to harden the filling material.
  5. Your tooth is then shaped and polished, leaving you with a tooth free of pain and decay.

Dental filling aftercare

Here are some of the ways we recommend to care for your tooth after your dental filling:

Refrain from Hot Drinks

During a dental filling procedure, you will receive anesthetics that may cause temporary numbness of your teeth, tongue, lips and roof of your mouth. Please refrain from eating or drinking hot beverages until the numbness is completely worn off to avoid any burns to those areas.


It is normal to experience some temperature and pressure sensitivity after your procedure. Your injection site(s) may also be sore. To alleviate pain and tenderness, pain relievers may be used as directed by our office. You may chew with your composite fillings as soon as the anesthetic completely wears off, since they are fully set when you leave the office.

Persistent Pain or Uneven Bite

If your bite feels uneven, if you have persistent pain, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call our office at 403-981-3685.

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