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 extraction advisable for shooting tooth pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got problems with four different teeth. My front tooth is extremely sensitive and painful most of the time. A molar has had a deep filling that was done about a month and a half ago. Still, it hurts, and my dentist said it is nothing to worry. It feels as if shooting pains and some...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For the front teeth, get a radiograph done. Maybe there is some trauma to the tooth and it requires root canal treatment. For deeply filling tooth, if the pain is there, then that can be...  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

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 »

Can my tooth cavity be cured by filling?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my dental checkup done recently. A small cavity was observed on the side of my tooth between 2 teeth. I am attaching a photo of x-ray. Please check second upper tooth from left in the x-ray. Also let me know, if this can be cured by filling?  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I checked the x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity) Yes, this can be cured by restoration.  Read Full »

I have tooth deposits and cavities as well as swollen gums. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15 and I have been noticing that there is an orange substance building up on some of my teeth. My gums are swollen. There is a cavity in my canine tooth and I was wondering if there was any way I can fix it without going to a dentist because my family is very poor. So, would you r...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Debris is getting deposited onto the tooth surface. The gums are inflamed due to the debris. Brush your tooth twice daily. Rinse your mouth after every meal. I suggest you get your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist.The cavity on the tooth surface is a cervical abrasio...  Read Full »

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