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Sensitivity while chewing may indicate that your tooth has been damaged by decay and may require a filling to mend it.

What is a dental filling?

When your tooth is affected by decay, cavities may develop and allow bacteria to enter your tooth. A dental filling can save your tooth from further damage as it is a restorative substance designed to mend teeth and fill in the cavities.

Although sensitivity and pain while chewing may indicate you need a dental filling, you’ll require an examination for a precise diagnosis and to determine the most suitable treatment.

What are dental fillings made from?

Dental fillings can be made from a variety of materials such as amalgam (also known as silver fillings), gold, porcelain and composite resin (also known as white fillings).

What is the procedure of having a dental filling?

Your dentist will determine if you require any fillings or not and discuss your options to repair your teeth. The affected tooth will be prepared by the removal of decay and cleansed prior to having a dental filling. Your dentist will accurately place the filling to seal the prepared tooth and prevent the bacteria from getting in.

Is it painful?

Although having a dental filling is an invasive treatment, you can have a local anaesthetic prior to the treatment to make it as comfortable as possible.

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