Tooth filling is one of the most basic dental treatments people can opt for. Being a basic treatment it still costs more in some parts of the world than others. It is medically known as part of general dentistry treatment. The prices vary due to material prices and dentist fee.
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How is it performed?
Dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth to be filled. Next, a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser will be used to remove the decayed area. The choice of instrument depends on the individual dentist's comfort level, training, and investment in the particular piece of equipment as well as location and extent of the decay. This is one of the reasons of different prices of the treatment.
Then, your dentist will probe or test the area to determine if all the decay has been removed. Once the decay has been removed, the dentist will prepare the space for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris. If the decay is near the root, your dentist may first put in a liner made of glass ionomer, composite resin, or other material to protect the nerve.
Generally, after the filling is in, your dentist will finish and polish it.