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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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 »

Tooth filling got chipped off and now I have sensitivity. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had braces and got them off and two tooth (upper left, last two) had a gap. My dentist said my filling also chipped from the removal and decided to redo the filling. Afterwards I experienced pain. Like sharp pain from eating hard things like chips, grainy things that went into the g...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If only that particular tooth is being sensitive and no other, then the best for you may be going through the root canal treatment. The teeth may have been grinded down due to successive refilling and may now be very close to nerve. Sometimes using a strong toothpast...  Read Full »

I have toothache while chewing with filled teeth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I got 6 fillings done a while back that were causing me no pain whatsoever or sensitivity, so I found a new dentist got the filling done and by week 3 the fillings on the left top were causing me more severe pain than week 1 and my bite was off no matter how many times she adjusted it...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem with cavities are either you will find out about it when you start getting severe pain or if some dentists points it out. in your case, occlusal corrections could have been done more accurately to find out which tooth is having the high point and reduce i...  Read Full »

Is root canal necessary when the dental filling is almost touching the nerves?

Query: Hi doctor, My tooth has been filled and I went to the dentist and he took an x-ray and the filling was to close to to my nerve. He said he will have to do a root canal which I do not want to do. I was thinking of other ways to go around this because my nerve has nothing wrong in it. I do not think ...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It all depends on your symptoms. Why did you visit the dentist if the filling was already done? Are you experiencing any pain or discomfort in it? If yes, then unfortunately, there is no option left but root canal treatment for it, because it might have touched the r...  Read Full »

What is the reason for sharp pain in the filled tooth on taking cold drinks?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my two back molars on the top left side of my mouth filled about three weeks ago and after a few days, everything was fine. No pain, nothing. But a few days ago, I realized that every time I drink hot, cold, and sometimes even room temperature liquids there is a sharp almost pie...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, get a radiograph done for those two teeth, it will tell the status of your teeth. Sometimes, if the filling is high, you experience pain. The filling might be fractured. The nerve exposure means caries has reached till the pulpal horn. Parts of teeth: Enamel...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain and swelling after getting a temporary filling?

Query: Hello doctor,I got a temporary filling in my tooth today. But there was swelling and pain after five hours.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you are worried about pain and discomfort in your tooth. After dental procedures like filling a root canal, infection and pain are not so uncommon. Many dentists give pain medications and antibiotics before discharging the patient (after the procedur...  Read Full »

How to prevent infection in tooth cavity?

Query: Hello doctor, In my whole life I am known for eating candy and not brushing my teeth as much as I should. Today, I went to the dentist and said that I have nine cavities. This concerns me because I am not sure how long I had the cavities. This is my first time I am visiting a dentist. I read an a...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, by getting the tooth filled you can prevent further decay of the teeth. It would prevent any spread of infection. Yes, dental infection can get life-threatening through septicemia (bacteria in blood), which can go through the maxillary sinus to the brain. But, it ha...  Read Full »

Should I get a filling when a small part of composite restoration is chipped off?

Query: Hello doctor, If a tooth with a little bit of a composite filling that is chipped off at the edge should it be replaced? It is on a molar tooth and does not hurt. The dental explorer does stick in there but no signs of decay on the X-ray. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As there is no sign of decay, so you need not worry for now. But be extra careful with that tooth, you should maintain good oral hygiene, clean full mouth with fingers after every meal, there should be no food lodgement in your tooth. Rinse mouth properly after every...  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 »

Why do I have severe pain after filling cavity?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a deep cavity filled about five weeks ago. I had extreme sensitivity to cold since it was filled. I had no other pain associated with the tooth. Biting down was completely fine. Two nights ago, I started to get extreme pain on the right side of my face and jaw (the same side the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your complaint, it looks like a condition called as acute irreversible pulpitis, where caries reaches the pulp or nerve endings of the tooth. This is very common in cases of deep cavities. So, there is no need to worry. It can be treated through a r...  Read Full »

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