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Are you about to have a cavity treated at Ninth Street Dental? If so, your dentist, Dr. Shirin Mashhoon, and our dental team are happy to tell you what to expect during your treatment so you can have a pleasant dental experience.

If you know what to expect, you will feel better in the dental chair. So, when you come into our office to get a cavity treated, you can expect the following treatment steps:

Step 1: To begin, your dentist will numb your tooth and gums with a local numbing agent. This will help you have a painless experience. The only thing you will feel during your treatment is some pressure in your mouth. Once you are numb, she will use a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser to remove the decayed portion of the tooth.

Step 2: Then, she will deeply clean the tooth and make sure there are no bacteria or debris remaining.

Step 3: When the tooth is clean, Dr. Shirin Mashhoon will place the filling and then will finish and polish it.

As you can see, placing a filling is an easy and simple process, so there is no need to be worried or nervous. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about dental fillings in Durham, North Carolina, please call our office at 919-286-9090 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are happy to help you!