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filling

 [fil´ing]
1. the material inserted into a prepared tooth cavity, usually gold, amalgam, cement, or a synthetic resin.
2. the process of inserting, condensing, shaping, and finishing a filling in a prepared tooth cavity or root canal. Called also restoration.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

fill·ing

(fil'ing),
Lay term for a dental restoration.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

filling

(fĭl′ĭng)
n.
Material, such as amalgam or gold, used to fill a cavity in a tooth.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

filling

Dentistry A material–eg amalgam, cement, porcelain or synthetics, used to restore lost tooth structure. See Amalgam, Caries.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fill·ing

(fil'ing)
Colloquial term for a dental restoration.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Filling

Dental material that occupies the space remaining within a tooth after the decayed portion has been removed.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

fill·ing

(fil'ing)
Lay term for a dental restoration.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about filling

Q. what would be the best way to protect my teeth from decaying?i fill pain always in my private parties,what prb whenever i take long with out sex,so i would like the advice from my fewwol

A. i fail to see the connection between teeth and groin pain...about the teeth. it's very very simple- get used to a healthy oral hygiene. brush your teeth in the right way twice a day for at least 6 minute. use floss. go to a dental hygienist, she'll guide you through it.

Q. what happens if a dentist fills a cavity with some caries left on the tooth? the cavity was deep ,close to the nerve. Didn’t make nerve exposure.?

A. If it wasn’t removed properly – you will have what they call – “recurrent cries”. It’ll continue growing without you seeing it until you’ll come back to the dentist again because of the pain. I suggest you’ll save the pain part and go now.

Q. what happens if a dentist fills a cavity with some caries left on the tooth? the cavity was deep ,close to the nerve. Didn’t make nerve exposure.?

A. If that is so, then you will need to have him remove all the decay, the refill. If it is too close to the nerves then they may have to do a root canal. That means take out the filling, the tooth pulp and fill it up.

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