Dental Fillings

Dental fillings or restorations are used to treat tooth cavities. The dentist removes the decayed part of the tooth cavity and fills it with dental fillings, which are biocompatible. The common materials used as dental fillings are amalgams (silver fillings), composite fillings, ceramic fillings, and glass ionomer fillings.

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Is it possible to fill the adjacent tooth without extracting the wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife's dentist says that my wife has to get a tooth pulled in order for him to do dental work on my wife's adjacent tooth. My wife lost a piece of a filling and the dentist says he needs to take out the remaining filling, and then re-fill it. But in order to do that, he needs to pull...  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Banu M

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? First of all, there is nothing to worry. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The tooth that the dentist is mentioning for removal is the upper wisdom tooth. It has not erupted completely. The age for its erup...  Read Full »

Why do I have tooth decay in spite of brushing twice?

Query: Hello doctor, All my lower back teeth have started to decay. I brush my teeth twice daily, morning and before sleep. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Praveena Borra

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like you to go to your nearby dentist and get it confirmed if it is decay or stains. If it is decay, then your dentist might suggest you get some dental fillings done. If it is just stains that you are noticing, then the stains could be removed by dental scalin...  Read Full »

Is GA necessary for dental procedures on a 2.6-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2.6 years old. His four front teeth look black now. The enamel did not form in the front teeth when it erupted. Also, the molars have very deep cavity as can be seen in the image and there are other small cavities too. His teeth were crooked and got decayed so fast. The pedodont...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no need for such procedure at this age. The front four teeth will usually never cause any pain to the child, but it has to remain there to maintain the space till the permanent teeth come in its space. So, leave the front four teeth as it is. The molar teeth, whi...  Read Full »

What treatment should I take for cavities in teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from cavities since childhood. And have got four teeth removed by the dentist. My age is 25 years old. What suitable treatment should I take for cavities?  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To avoid dental caries, the most effective thing is proper oral hygiene. It means brush two times a day using floss, clean your tongue in a proper way. After that, we come to the treatment part. The best thing when you see a single black dot in your tooth, see your d...  Read Full »

Do I have to get my blood pressure checked before dental filling?

Query: Hi doctor, I get really bad anxiety when I have to get my blood pressure taken. I am not really sure why, but it has caused me to stop going to the dentists ever since they started taking blood pressure readings. I have a cavity that I have put off getting filled for a long time because of it. Is t...  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern. There is no need of BP reading if you do not have hypertension. Blood pressure reading is nothing but a simple instrument as is your watch. So there is nothing to worry. At the age of 34, you cannot be...  Read Full »

Will root canal treatment lead to dead tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to show my teeth x-ray to get proper advice. My former filling at the back of the tooth has been removed. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and also seen the x-ray attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It would be of great help if you upload the x-ray in front of a white background and kindly do not crop it. As the crown portion of other tooths are not ...  Read Full »

Will a general dentist be able to replace braces and do filling?

Query: Hi doctor, I have fillings on the buccal surface of some of my upper incisors and regular metal braces attached currently. I believe when I chewed some crackers one of my fillings got loosened. I can feel pain and sensation from exposure to water. However, as my braces are still attached I cannot tr...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have to visit your orthodontist first. The filling has to be replaced soon and it should not be delayed. It might be possible for the orthodontist himself to fill the cavity without removing the braces. If not, then he can remove them and put a new archwire. General d...  Read Full »

What could cause severe pain in the filled molar tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing severe pain in the first molar teeth. I did the filling one year back. I had three Combiflams to reduce the pain. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, it seems that there is a reinfection in your treated tooth. Do you see any discoloration over that tooth? For permanent solution. you have to get it done in the dental clinic. As any reinfection can be confirmed only after x-ray of that toot...  Read Full »

What causes achy jaw, congested ear and sore throat after receiving a filling in tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I may have an abscess and I am worried about going into the dentist because of the coronavirus. Currently, I am experiencing an achy jaw and ear congestion on one side, a slightly stiff neck, and a mild sore throat. This comes before one month after a filling repair, and two weeks afte...  Read Full »


Dr. Wajid Hassan

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the fear you have not to go to the dentist but please do not risk your health because of the fear of coronavirus. There are precautions to that and the dentist will also be taking precautions as the state has already issued guidelines for the doctors...  Read Full »

How can black spot in teeth be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, Just yesterday I discovered that my front tooth looks a bit black and then I decided to look behind that tooth. I found out that there is a black spot between two teeth behind. And I have not seen it before I was a bit shocked to find that out. I am a student and cannot afford to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The most common cause of black spots on tooth is cavity or tooth decay. Unfortunately, there is not any medicines or home remedy that could stop the progression or cure tooth decay. This can only be done by a dental treatment. Tooth has thr...  Read Full »

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