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Is it necessary to have my braces removed to get fillings ?

Is it necessary to have my braces removed to get fillings ?

Depends: My colleague is correct. It depends upon where the cavity is. To add a bit more information, it is entirely unlikely that more than one brace (perhaps 2) would be removed for such a procedure, and if it is on the biting surface of the tooth, removal will not likely be needed at all. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Can i get fillings while I have braces?

Can i get fillings while I have braces?

Fillings and braces: It's best to start off with a complete and thorough exam and cleaning prior to getting orthodontic treatment. Have all your cavities filled first. Once you have braces on, any cavities that you do develop can be taken care of. Either your general dentist can work around the braces or request a band, bracket or wire be temporarily removed and then replaced for better access to the tooth. ...Read more

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Is it painful to get a dental filling?

Is it painful to get a dental filling?

It depends: With the proper anesthetic, dental fillings are not painful. Depending on the extent of the decay, anesthetic may or may not be necessary. If the decay is deep, then there may be some pain. ...Read more

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Is it okay to get a composite filling before braces?

Is it okay to get a composite filling before braces?

Absolutely: Once braces are placed on your teeth, many surfaces of the teeth are covered by brackets and wires. This makes cleaning your teeth more difficult and makes your teeth more susceptible to cavities. Existing cavities will also grow bigger in these circumstances. So it is very important to get all your cavities removed and filled before getting your braces. ...Read more

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Could you explain why does it hurt when you get fillings in your tooth?

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 lingers, then you will have discomfort. Also, white fillings change shape slightly when they solidify, so they can pull and flex the tooth, causing discomfort. ...Read more

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Was wondering if you have a cavity and have to get fillings does it hurt?

Was wondering if you have a cavity and have to get fillings does it hurt?

Dull sensation: With local anesthetics, dental treatment pain is the stuff of mythology and hysteria--if and only if you don't wait until dental disease is a full blown infection. In some advanced, abscess cases, anesthetic doesn't work 100%. In those cases, i'll prescribe antibiotics and home care remedies until infection subsides and then provide therapy. Much more confortable for both of us! ...Read more

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Did i need a pulpecomy? I had no symptoms at all: no pain, no discomfort. I was there to get fillings, but dentist suddenly told me i needed it.

Did i need a pulpecomy? I had no symptoms at all: no pain, no discomfort. I was there to get fillings, but dentist suddenly told me i needed it.

Pulp exposure: While performing the procedure, the pulp was probably exposed. The pulp may not have been diseased, but if it is exposed, it will become diseased it most cases. Hence the need for a root canal. Sometimes, if the exposure is pinpoint small, the dentist may pulp cap with a medicated material and observe. It all depends on the size of the exposure. Don't hesitate to ask your dentist about your case. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat greasy stuff the day after you get fillings? There the white fillings..

No problem: The filling should hold up just fine allowing you to eat normally... If the fillings are very large you may want to avoid hard foods like jaw breakers... ...Read more

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Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more


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Dental Filling (Definition)

A filling is a dental material to replace a portion of the tooth lost due to fracture or decay. It can be composite ...Read more