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Dental Health Video: What is a Cavity and How is it Filled?

Last updated 6 years ago

Even if you have had a filling before, you may not know what is done during the filling process. Watch this video to learn what happens, step-by-step, when your dentist fills a cavity.

First, your dentist provides a local anesthetic so you don’t feel any pain or discomfort from the procedure. Next, the decayed area of the tooth is removed using an electric tool. After all visible decay is gone, a manual instrument is used to scrape out any remaining debris. The dentist will then apply a liquid filling material and harden it with a special light. Finally, your bite will be checked to ensure that the filling does not interfere with your chewing.

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