Dental Health : How Does a Dentist Fill a Cavity?

  • Published on Jan 1, 2009
  • A cavity is a small dental infection of the tooth that is comprised of bacteria and is treated with a filling. Discover how a dentist fills a cavity by numbing the patient, cleaning the cavity and filling it with tips from a dentist in this free video on dental health and oral hygiene.
    Expert: Dr. Mike Glasmeier
    Bio: Dr. Mike Glasmeier is a member of the American Dental Association.
    Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge
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Comments • 766

  • indra otsutsuki
    indra otsutsuki Month ago

    I'm not going to some special dentist or your dentist I'm going to any type of dentist tomorrow and from what i heard some dentist people when you get filled it hurts so dead😐

  • jas móras
    jas móras 2 months ago

    how do you get cavities?

  • Ella Smith
    Ella Smith 2 months ago +2

    I have to get one filled today and I'm so scared

  • rockstar bhai
    rockstar bhai 2 months ago +1

    What if they don't numb

  • OtG Prime
    OtG Prime 2 months ago

    So when i was young i had 4 cavities filled and my dumb ass cause i dont like shots didnt want any numbing medicine or anything and it was the worst pain i ever felt because of that now im 20 and about to have 1 more filled and this time im having that numbing medicine for sure

  • Audrey H.
    Audrey H. 2 months ago +1

    "Second tooth very back upper right."

    hey that's exactly where they found my cavity

    • Audrey H.
      Audrey H. 2 months ago

      alyssa fowler also if you close your eyes and try to relax it goes by fast and easy

    • Audrey H.
      Audrey H. 2 months ago

      alyssa fowler don’t worry it doesn’t hurt and I didn’t gag at all even though I have a bad gag reflex

    • alyssa fowler
      alyssa fowler 2 months ago +1

      I get mine filled tomorrow I’m so scared

    • alyssa fowler
      alyssa fowler 2 months ago +1

      Audrey H. Same

  • Audrey H.
    Audrey H. 2 months ago

    I get panic attacks, especially when I go to the dentist. So I watch these videos so I know what to expect. I just get really dizzy and faint.

    • J
      J 2 months ago

      Audrey H. Okay thanks imma have to try that, very helpful

    • Audrey H.
      Audrey H. 2 months ago +1

      J I just had my filling appointment and i got really panicky and felt like I would pass out, but closing my eyes and relaxing my muscles helped. Also, i told them I need to wait a second before standing bc I get lightheaded

    • J
      J 2 months ago +1

      Audrey H. Omg I relate to this comment so much I literally have a filling appointment tomorrow and the same happens to me where I almost pass out , these videos calm me down

  • bil’s avacardo
    bil’s avacardo 2 months ago

    I have to get a filling in my back tooth on Thursday but I’m really scared! I already went about 1 month ago and I had laughing gas and some numbing gel on my gum for the injection. At the time I didn’t know there would be an injection so I was fine but then the dentist covered my eyes so I got really scared and instantly thought it was gonna be an injection so I just got up and didn’t let them do it as I was so scared! So I obviously need to fix my tooth so this Thursday I’m going to go again but have a needle in my hand which won’t make me 100% asleep but I’ll be very sleepy which kind of scares me still. So they’ll do the injection in my mouth but I’ll be completely out of it so I won’t know what’s going on but I just don’t know if I can get the injection in my hand as I’m so scared. Any tips to help me not be scared?

  • ChipmunkzChipettezfan 2004

    Im about to go the dentist wish me luck

  • Cry baby Senpai
    Cry baby Senpai 2 months ago

    . _.

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    shoto todoroki 2 months ago


  • Katie The Gaming Unicorn

    I have a pit in my tooth and my dentist wants to fill it so I don't get cavities so no drilling really for me

  • Kareema Wilson
    Kareema Wilson 3 months ago +1

    I’m actually really excited to get my filling next week 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

  • Odalys
    Odalys 3 months ago +2

    Do they inject the patient or is it a cream?

  • Juliann Beepot
    Juliann Beepot 3 months ago

    Ok I’m scared for this now😩😩😩😂

  • Isabella Nueva
    Isabella Nueva 4 months ago

    I’m legit on my way to the dentist to get my cavity filled and I’m legit scared for my life.😂

  • XRPNerd
    XRPNerd 4 months ago +1

    when i use a water flosser and go over my back right molar it gives me
    tremendous pain for like 2-3 minutes.

  • MiaPlays202
    MiaPlays202 5 months ago

    My question is, do the shots hurt??

    • BlueRaspberry Bear
      BlueRaspberry Bear 4 months ago

      No problem!

    • MiaPlays202
      MiaPlays202 4 months ago

      Thanks again ❤️

    • BlueRaspberry Bear
      BlueRaspberry Bear 4 months ago +1

      Btw if they ask you if you want oxygen which they put in your nose with a mask say yes if you think you might be sensitive:) I choose with a mask :p and np!

    • MiaPlays202
      MiaPlays202 4 months ago

      BlueRaspberry Bear thank you!!!!

    • BlueRaspberry Bear
      BlueRaspberry Bear 4 months ago +1

      I got a shot and I didn't even feel a thing! But it may be different for some people. :)

  • Sagwa Zauce
    Sagwa Zauce 5 months ago +1

    I’m getting mine filled today I’m scared

  • dark star
    dark star 5 months ago

    Fuck I got a cavity now I got to go to the fucking density

  • Jackterrarian Gamer
    Jackterrarian Gamer 6 months ago

    Pheeew I was so worried because I have a cavity and I didn’t know what it was going to be like because none of my family has had a single cavity after watching this I saw it is a simple process but I might get a little worried when they do the drill

  • Sophia Nguyen
    Sophia Nguyen 7 months ago

    They gave me some medicine to numb it- and it didn't work. It hurt.

  • Sophia B. Williams
    Sophia B. Williams 7 months ago

    Where could I buy one of those machines I could save a ton of money.

    • Big Pito J v2
      Big Pito J v2 6 months ago

      Sophia B. Williams you can’t just do it yourself idiot

  • Maddy Andresen
    Maddy Andresen 7 months ago

    I just went to the dentist, and they found a cavity. This is my first one . I’m 13. It sucks! I’m terrified to get a filling.

  • Blue M.
    Blue M. 9 months ago

    I got 4 fillings yesterday. My teeth feel like it has cement on it. I wonder will it always be like that? 😒

    • Why Dont We Imagine
      Why Dont We Imagine 9 months ago

      I got 4 fillings too but mine was last year lol. my teeth got really sensitive but after like a couple of days, it went away

    CHRISSY LASHAWN VLOGS 10 months ago

    I have to get mine filled this month my first cavity😡

  • bl0szom
    bl0szom 10 months ago

    My fillings fell out :/

  • Trey Hall
    Trey Hall 10 months ago

    That drill hurts man

  • Incog Spectator
    Incog Spectator 11 months ago

    I'm gonna do this at home don't see why I would pay hundreds for something this simple

  • And I—
    And I— 11 months ago +8

    Everything is ok and nothing is wrong you are calm and happy........ . But hell starts when you hear the drill or get the injection lol

  • And I—
    And I— 11 months ago

    I got my first 3 filling a few months ago, they have to. Redo it now because I moved around too much... *cri*

  • It’s not jack so keep scrolling

    Welp I’m scared

  • Mel
    Mel Year ago

    Well, a filling of mine basically crumbled and came out in pieces.

  • Alison Gollihar
    Alison Gollihar Year ago

    I have to get my cavity fixed and a solo scared of shots so I'll cry my butt off

  • Antonino Salvosa
    Antonino Salvosa Year ago

    I have a small cavity, the original tooth that had the cavity gladly fell off, without hurting.
    But it also infected another tooth, I might be going to the dentist so, wish me luck if I do

  • Paulina Tinajero
    Paulina Tinajero Year ago

    How much is it

  • D perez
    D perez Year ago

    I have 11 cavity

  • SimplySarah
    SimplySarah Year ago

    I’m getting one today 7/30/18 and I have to get my mouth number and the tooth I’m getting filled is a back right Moler

    YOUNG NAPS Year ago +4

    got two of my wisdom teeth on my bottom row filled with no anesthesia because it was small to be honest it didn't really hurt and it was quick no need to worry about if its painful and am only 15 so ya

  • ༺༻
    ༺༻ Year ago

    Fucking hate it when the dentist just shoved a needle into my cavity hole and yanks on it

  • Poppi Xx
    Poppi Xx Year ago

    I’m having my first filling done at the end of July and I’ve never had one before and I’m really scared of the dentist but I’ve had a new dentist person but on a scale of 1-10 how much does it hurt ? (Then I’m getting another one a week after)

  • Ruthie Madison
    Ruthie Madison Year ago

    That about explains everything. My dentist I had a big cavity so I guess it took a longer time.

  • Marla Summers
    Marla Summers Year ago

    Does he use "BASICALLY" enuff? Geez

  • Shayne Ivy Feliciano

    Is this really hurt because me and my brother will get filling for the first time

  • silverwølfy aj
    silverwølfy aj Year ago

    im scared now bc i have to get this done thursday noooooo

  • Elise Wrathall
    Elise Wrathall Year ago

    Is this literally just it...

  • Brianna Bombshell
    Brianna Bombshell Year ago +2

    Even a root canal doesn’t hurt... a cavity filling is a breeze. Jeez are people this weak?

    • Alex Lulz
      Alex Lulz 11 months ago

      probably all little kids bro

    • Saif Farooq
      Saif Farooq Year ago +2

      im crying cus i have to get laughing gas

    • Sydney Sanderson
      Sydney Sanderson Year ago +1

      sometimes the numbing doesn’t work for people. like for me the nerve pinching hurts like a bitch

    • darkmelanie1
      darkmelanie1 Year ago

      Brianna Bombshell I'm not

  • Hunter Raymond
    Hunter Raymond Year ago

    I wish it was this easy I swear my dentist does some sort of medieval torture to me when he filled my cavity

  • vLunatic-_
    vLunatic-_ Year ago +1

    I got my cavity’s done yesterday like 2 I Had then 2 more months before so I had 4 and now yesterday to but now that I look at this vid don’t look bad when u have cavity’s so now I know what the light does

  • Jane Sa
    Jane Sa Year ago

    how do you disinfect the cavity after preparation ?

  • Slime by besties Xx

    Thanks very helpful

  • Trevon Anthony
    Trevon Anthony Year ago

    I got 11 cavities can I get them all filled at once

    • AngelFromTheNightmare
      AngelFromTheNightmare 11 months ago

      It depends on the dentist. Mine only did two at a time while other people say their dentist filled all their cavities in one day

  • Paul Gonzalez
    Paul Gonzalez Year ago

    Guys it didn't hurt at all I'm proud to say that it's just the most uncomftarble thing in the world just close your eyes and get through it the worst part is when it's over your chin will fell like you got stung with bees but no real pain the most pain will be opening your jaw 1-10 pain 2 I'm under the effects of anestisa right now I was super scared at first but now that I got through it in a changed man fuck the dentist I'm never coming back

  • Haydn Baker
    Haydn Baker Year ago +1

    Be honest do you take out teeth because this is how I felt when I needed a cabity😥😦😧😱😵😰😟😩😭😪😔😖

  • Haydn Baker
    Haydn Baker Year ago

    Iv3 had a filling before when I was 10 and that's not along ago because I'm 10 now

  • YouArentAsGoodAsMe

    I had 5 fillings done in a period of 2 weeks.2 on my upper and lower jaw on my left side.2 on my lower and 1 on my upper jaw on my right side. Didn’t hurt a bit untill after when it became a little sore after the numbing anesthetic wore off.

  • tifah boyd
    tifah boyd Year ago

    I've never needed to be numbed

  • DisrepectfulOtter

    I just got braces and it makes it FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE to brush good enough to actually prevent cavities. They tell me to brush my best, but with giant blocks on my teeth, it makes it hard to brush half decently.

  • Leo
    Leo Year ago

    I thought it was some shiny metallic thing