When you wake up with a toothache, it is important to make an appointment with Dr. Robert Trager. Toothaches often signal that there is a cavity in the tooth, and removing the decay and filling the tooth helps to protect the remaining healthy tooth structure. Dental fillings at the Queens airport dentist are not only convenient, but they also provide you with access to the most advanced dental technology available.

Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralisation

Researchers at the King’s College Dental Institute of London in the United Kingdom have developed a new kind of technology called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralization, or EAER. In this process, a low-voltage electrical current is passed through the prepared tooth. The current incites the tooth to repair itself by attracting calcium and phosphate ions to the dentin. It is designed to be used on a tooth that has a small area of decay. Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have discovered a way of using a person’s own stem cells to regrow dentin and dental enamel in order to naturally repair a cavity.

Composite Resin Fillings

While amalgam fillings used to be the material of choice, it is used less often today. Composite resins mixed for you by Dr. Trager. The composite is made to be a perfect match to the color of your tooth. Once your tooth is prepared, the composite material is applied to the area where the decay was removed. A special laser is shined over the resin in order to harden it. Lasers are also being used to detect areas of decay. Some studies have found that the diode laser does as good or even a better job than traditional digital X-rays, and there is no exposure to radiation with the diode laser.

When Is an Extraction Advisable

Many patients who have a deep cavity wonder, “When is an extraction advisable?” The answer to this question is not the same for every patient. If a patient has advanced gum disease, has difficulty performing good oral hygiene or does not come in regularly for checkups and preventive dental care, an extraction might be advisable. An extraction might also be necessary if a severe infection has made it to the pulp of the tooth, and a root canal is not possible or did not work. Other reasons to extract a tooth include:

  • The tooth or neighboring teeth are already loose
  • A lot of the tooth structure must be removed to fill it
  • The tooth already has a large filling

When you have a toothache, dental fillings by the Queens airport dentist are designed to restore your tooth. Treatment options will be discussed with you so that you can make a choice about which procedures you want. Whenever possible, it is best to save the tooth and repair it. If an extraction is needed, Dr. Trager is the natural choice for the procedure.