Dr. Eric Hogan will ensure that all of your questions regarding treatment and financial considerations have been answered.
Both topical and local anesthesia will be used to anesthetize (numb) the treatment area. Dr. Eric Hogan will make sure you are comfortable throughout your appointment. Laser treatment is available for anesthetic-free fillings.
Once you display signs of complete dental anesthesia, Dr. Eric Hogan will remove the cavity and any bacterially contaminated restorative materials in the tooth.
Smoothing & Shaping
Regardless of the material you choose, he will place the new restoration and shape it to mimic the anatomy present in a healthy, non-restored tooth.
Dr. Eric Hogan will reevaluate your bite to make sure you are biting on all of your teeth equally to ensure long-term success of your restoration as well as your overall patient comfort.
The effects of dental anesthesia usually take 2-3 hours to disappear completely. Please be careful to avoid biting your lips, cheeks, and tongue until your tissues return to normal feeling. We have a way to reverse the effects of dental anesthetic, which is available upon request.
In general, feeling sensitivity to temperature with a new filling is normal. This sensation may last several weeks after treatment. Dental treatment by Dr. Eric Hogan is considered a microsurgical procedure; after any surgery, healing time is required.