DENTAL FILLING

WHAT IS DENTAL FILLING?

Dental Filling is a treatment modality to restore missing tooth structure which could have been a result of decay or trauma. Decay makes tooth hollow. Dental Filling helps to fill this gap and protect it from further decay. A filling is also used to repair broken or cracked tooth and the teeth which wear off due to dental habits like teeth grinding, nail biting etc.

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WHEN DOES ONE NEED DENTAL FILLING?
There are various signs and symptoms where fillings can be required. The symptoms could be as below:

A hole in your tooth
Dark spots on the tooth
Food stuck between certain areas of the teeth
Chipped or broken tooth
Sensitivity to hot and cold food and beverage
Single or multiple cavities
If you come across any of the symptoms as mentioned above, then there is a chance that you need a filling. The final decision will be of your dentist after a thorough oral examination.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE OF DENTAL FILLING?
Dental Filling is normally required if your tooth is decayed. It can prevent further damage and can protect your tooth.

The very first step in this process is to see how severe the infected tooth is. This is because Dental Filling is only suitable for minor fractures and decay
The dentist then examines the tooth and if required an X-ray would be done for precise information
Depending upon the extent of decay, local anesthesia is administered to make the area around the infected tooth numb
Then the decayed or damaged tooth or the areas around it is prepared for restoration
If the tooth is damaged, then a dental handpiece or a laser can be used to remove the damaged part
A filling is then applied to the area to fill the cavity. The type of filling will depend upon case to case and person to person
Finally, the finished tooth can be polished to conclude the dental filling procedure

CONSEQUENCES OF NOT GETTING A DENTAL FILLING DONE
If you have decay, then it is extremely important to get Fillings done because if the treatment is not done on time then slowly the enamel (outer part of teeth) start decaying exposing the dentin (the hard part below the enamel). The bacteria in your mouth will come in contact with dentin, causing infection. Once the infection starts, you will feel sensitivity and will then want to get Fillings done. But if you skip this part and do not get the treatment done on time, then the infection will reach to the nerve which will eventually damage the tooth and then one needs to undergo a Root Canal Treatment. You are also at risk of the infection traveling to the adjacent tooth making it prone to decay.

SYMPTOMS & TREATMENTS

Root Canal Treatment

The outer portion or Crown of a tooth is a three-layered structure namely – Enamel, Dentin & Pulp. If the tooth

Root Canal Treatment

 

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