Tooth fillings are exactly as they sound: they are a material used to fill in a tooth that has undergone damage or decay. Tooth fillings are one of the most, if not the most, common procedures that are done by dentists. It is usually children who require them the most as their primary teeth are susceptible to cavities and they are less likely to take proper care of their teeth with regular brushing and flossing..
When getting a filling, an anaesthetic will be administered to the area so that there is no pain felt. If decayed,t he decayed portion of the tooth will be extracted, and then the remainder of the tooth cleaned. Once clean, the filling will be added and cemented into the cleaned out area.