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What is a Composite Dental Filling?
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What is a Composite Dental Filling?

When the dentist finds a cavity and recommends a filling, the patient will probably have some questions. What will the filling look like? How much will it cost? The answer to these questions depends on the type of material used in the filling, and for that there are a few options.  Amalgam fillings, which are...

Can You Fix a Cavity at Home?
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Can You Fix a Cavity at Home?

It might start with a slight twinge when eating something cold or an outright toothache. Maybe a tooth has some spotting or an obvious hole. When someone first suspects a cavity, what comes next? Can the cavity be fixed at home? Unfortunately, the answer is “no.” Dental cavities are serious issues that require attention from...

How Often Do Dental Fillings Need to be Replaced?
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How Often Do Dental Fillings Need to be Replaced?

According to the CDC, 90 percent of adults over 20 years old have had a cavity in a permanent tooth. Once a tooth has a cavity, decay must be removed to prevent further deterioration. The common fix is a dental filling.  While fillings are considered a permanent solution to cavities, they will eventually wear out,...

What Are Temporary Dental Fillings? Why Might You Need One?
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What Are Temporary Dental Fillings? Why Might You Need One?

Dental fillings are the go-to solution for a cavity. They offer a safe, effective fix that can be completed in a single visit to the dentist.  While placing a filling is a quick and routine procedure, there are times when a dentist might choose to do a short-term repair with a temporary filling, sometimes called...

Severe Pain After a Filling: What to Do?
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Severe Pain After a Filling: What to Do?

Dental fillings are the most common and safest treatments for tooth decay. When getting a filling, some minor pain and tooth sensitivity is normal. The pain usually goes away after a few hours, though, but sensitivity to hot and cold liquids might last up to a week.  But what if there is severe pain after...

How to Bring Down the Cost of Dental Fillings
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How to Bring Down the Cost of Dental Fillings

No one expects to get a cavity, even though they are common in both kids and adults. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that about 46% of kids between the ages of 2 and 19 have cavities and 13% have ones that are untreated. 92% of adults 20 to 64 years old have...

Which Dental Fillings Are the Safest?
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Which Dental Fillings Are the Safest?

It is natural for people to have questions about any substance that is put into their body, and dental fillings are no exception. Some publications have raised concerns about the materials used in some fillings. Is there any cause for concern? And if so, which dental fillings are safest? The most recent research indicates that...

How Long Should a Cavity Filling Be Sensitive?
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How Long Should a Cavity Filling Be Sensitive?

In almost all cases, a dental filling is the best solution for a cavity caused by tooth decay. Once the procedure is done, patients are often surprised to still have some sensitivity or even pain. This is normal—to a degree. But if sensitivity is extreme or lasts too long, it could mean there is a...

Symptoms of Cavities in Kids
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Symptoms of Cavities in Kids

One CDC report estimates that one in five children between the ages of 5 and 11 have at least one untreated cavity. In fact, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for children in that age group. Unfortunately, that means that most kids will get a cavity sooner or later. The good news is...