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What are fillings?

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To treat a cavity, your dentist will take out the decayed part of your tooth and then "fill" the area where it was removed. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding).

From: Dental Health and Tooth Fillings WebMD Medical Reference

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WebMD Medical News: "FDA: Possible Risk From Dental Fillings."

MedicineNet: "Fillings."

American Dental Association: "Dental Filling Options."

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 24, 2017

SOURCE:

WebMD Medical News: "FDA: Possible Risk From Dental Fillings."

MedicineNet: "Fillings."

American Dental Association: "Dental Filling Options."

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 24, 2017

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