If you over age 30, chances are you have an amalgam filling, the gray or silver-colored fillings you can see when you look inside your mouth. At one time, amalgam fillings were the best available choice, but modern dentistry now has many more effective and more attractive options. If you are not currently experiencing any pain or discomfort as a result of amalgam fillings, you might wonder why you would even consider replacing them.
Wisdom teeth extractions are outpatient procedures, meaning you’ll return home the day of your appointment. So, if you’ll be sedated or under anesthesia, you’ll need to enlist someone trustworthy to drive you home from your appointment and plan to take a few days off from work or school.
At Schaffer Dental Excellence, we take a proactive approach to dentistry and prevent potential dental problems before they cause pain or have time to develop into more advanced conditions. If you currently have amalgam fillings and are concerned about their condition and the potential to develop cavities or infections as a result of an out-dated dental tool, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Schaffer Dental Excellence. Our dentist will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth and discuss your options for replacing old amalgam fillings with more modern, effect and attractive filling options.