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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I had tooth filling done and noticed gray and white spots on my inner cheek. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor,After receiving a filling, I noticed gray and white spots on my inner cheek. However, I am not sure if it is a serious issue. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I am a maxillofacial surgeon and will give you your answer.  Read Full »

My 8-year-old son has broken tooth and it is filled with temporary filling. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I brought my 8-year-old son to the dentist because he broke his front tooth (two-thirds of a tooth is gone, and one-third of a tooth with the root is still there). We went to a clinic. The first dentist came, and he said this required root canal treatment so that he would refer us to ano...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. They would not have intentionally left anything inside the child's tooth if they stopped the treatment in the middle. But the second dentist has just filled the tooth with a temporary filling material which means the treatment is incomplete and...  Read Full »

How to treat the deep hole inside my molar tooth that is seen after the filling got chipped off?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel incredibly terrified of going to the dentist. The large piece of filling in my back molar chipped off. There is a large hole that is very deep inside the tooth. What has caused this? And what might be the treatment? It is not causing me any pain. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. That is deep cavitation that may convert to a potential root canal infection. If you do not prevent this decayed infection, it will continue to infect the attached jaw or nerves. So, I suggest not to ignore your dental health and consult me imme...  Read Full »

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