Dr. Tina Subherwal is a board-certified dentist treating patients living in or near Redmond, WA. She is a believer in education and communication. She reviews treatment options and steps with every patient, so you are comfortable and confident with your care every step of the way. If you have a tooth that needs a dental filling, she will go over the process in detail with you to ensure that you know exactly what to expect.
Dental Fillings Can Save Teeth
A filling is necessary when decay has compromised the outer layer of a tooth. Decay results from plaque deposits, which can form a protective layer under which bacteria can thrive. This compromises the layer of your tooth called your enamel, which can potentially lead to more serious issues, even the loss of your tooth.
If Dr. Subherwal discovers decay or cavities during a cleaning or examination, she may recommend getting a filling. She will review the process with you, make sure you know exactly what will happen and why it is necessary.
On the day of your filling, your tooth will be numbed so that you will feel no pain during the procedure. Using special dental tools, Dr. Subherwal will then carefully remove the decayed area. Afterward, she will restore your tooth using a durable composite resin— “filling” in the areas she has removed. Fillings can be made of different materials, and you will discuss the benefits of each with Dr. Subherwal before your procedure. Once the filling is placed, she will shape the resin, making any necessary adjustments, and dry it using a special dental light.
Once your filling is placed, it should completely restore the feeling and function of your bite, and your tooth will be protected from further damage or decay, effectively saving your tooth.
The best way to prevent decay from progressing to the point of needing a filling is brushing and flossing regularly and visiting Dr. Subherwal twice a year for a cleaning. This helps prevent plaque build-up and will allow her to identify problem areas before they evolve.
To protect your teeth and get the most out of your smile, make an appointment today by calling Smile Studios at (425) 584-3242.
Dr. Tina Subherwal is a dentist with over 17 years of experience and extensive training in cosmetic and implant dentistry techniques.
She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City after being selected for its competitive accelerated dental degree program. Later, she followed the University of Southern California’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program which equipped her with advanced knowledge and experience in family and implant dentistry, as well as cosmetic services such as Invisalign and veneers.
Dr. Subherwal opened Smile Studios in Redmond, WA and has since been providing high-quality dentistry and compassionate care to the communities in the area. She has utilized the latest technologies at her office to help her patients achieve their best smiles.