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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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How long after a dental filling am I able to brush my teeth?

How long after a dental filling am I able to brush my teeth?

Dental filling: The dentist advised no food x 1 hour after filling. In a few hours i see no reason why you cannot brush your teeth. ...Read more

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What's the best dental filling material for your children's teeth?

What's the best dental filling material for your children's teeth?

It depends.: Which material is best for your child depends on whether this is a baby tooth or one of the permanent teeth, and how big the filling will need to be. Tooth colored fillings are usually best for really small fillings since it binds with the tooth enamel. Though not all tooth colred fillings work on baby teeth. Silver fillings are stronger so they may be better for larger fillings. ...Read more

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Can a dental filling cause your teeth to feel sensitive afterwards?

Can a dental filling cause your teeth to feel sensitive afterwards?

Yes, but...: Usually for a short time only. Like a cut in the skin, it is normal to be tender for a couple of days until it heals. Deep fillings and cracked teeth can be highly sensitive (esp. To ice/cold) and may need further care. Sensitivity that lasts should be evaluated by your dentist. Root canal therapy can alleviate painful pulpal problems. ...Read more

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What are some ways to remove the yellow from dental filling and teeth?

What are some ways to remove the yellow from dental filling and teeth?

Dental cleaning: See your dentist for a professional cleaning. It might take repolishing or replacing the fillings to get them the color you want. Cleaning first to see what changes can be made. Good luck. ...Read more

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Normal to have minor aches and pains in the teeth after a dental filling?

Normal to have minor aches and pains in the teeth after a dental filling?

It is normal: Some discomfort or a mild pain should be considered as normal for a few weeks after having a dental filling. However, ask your dentist to reevaluate if pain is abnormal or if the pain persists more than 3 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the different types of dental filling for the lateral surface of the tooth?

What are the different types of dental filling for the lateral surface of the tooth?

Resin,amalgam,gold: In reality, all three are possible. Practically speaking, resin is the most common and desirable. Depending on the tooth, ceramic might also be possible. Lateral would ususlly infer a front tooth surface. ...Read more

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How long does tooth sensitivity last after having a dental filling?

Depends: Some sensitivity after filling is due to irritation to the nerve, after few days subsides. Others is because the bite after filling placement is too high & needs adjustment or balancing. After adjustment sensitivity goes down after 2 to 3 days. And if the sensitivity does not go away after 1 week and the quality of pain changes to constant, spontaneous, and to hot temperature might need root canal. ...Read more

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Usually how long can tooth sensitivity go away after having a dental filling?

Usually how long can tooth sensitivity go away after having a dental filling?

Should Not Last: Dental sensitivity can happen in certain cases, but most of the time the dentist should be able to tell you there may be sensitivity at the time of treatment, and why. He/she should also tell you what may need to happen if "this" happens, or "that" happens. Meaning, you should not be left wondering. Go back, let the dentist know your issue, i'm sure they will get right on it for you! don't wait. ...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