A 42-year-old member asked:
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what happens when you get a filling on your tooth?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
It's repaired: The decay or broken part of the tooth is replaced with a filling material. Then you feel better and it's time to pay the bill.
Answered on Mar 20, 2013
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Reconstruction: The bad part is removed and it is reconstructed by the use of the filling material or a crown if necessary.
Answered on Mar 20, 2013

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Can be simple: If you are talking about a tooth with anew filling and your bite is off a little then this is a simple, pain free thing to do. The dentist would just ... Read More
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Serious stuff!: It will continue to decay, leaving less and less tooth structure available to repair or salvage it. You will likely need root canal therapy and\or a c ... Read More
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Should NOT: With the anesthetics available today there should be no pain in getting a routine filling done.
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Flexure ; Acid: Drilling irritates a tooth, so you may have discomfort afterwards. If you have white fillings, acid was used before placing the filling; if this acid ... Read More
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