Tooth Filling

A tooth filling is important to save the continuity of damaged teeth and maintain functionality of the teeth. Many tooth-filling materials are available in the market, including metal, plastic, glass, composite, porcelain, GIC, gold, ceramics, and amalgam. Some of these filling materials last 15 to 20 years (gold), And some last for 5 to 15 years (amalgam).

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Should I get my cavity filled or my tooth extracted if the tooth infection has not reached the pulp?

Query: Hello doctor, I need another opinion for my tooth X-ray. The first doctor I went to told me I needed a root canal, but from what I saw on my X-ray, the cavity had not yet reached the pulp of my tooth. May I ask what I should do about it? Should I get the tooth extracted or get the tooth filled?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagnik Biswas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. As a dentist, we always try to preserve the natural tooth structure because no artificial structure can provide you with the same comfort and feel as the natural one. So, we not only do RCT (root canal treatment) wh...  Read Full »

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