Fillings Vs. Root Canals
Both dental fillings and root canals are fairly common procedures, and while they treat similar oral health problems, the two treatments are very different! Both of these procedures are used to treat different levels of tooth decay.
Fillings are used to treat more minor cases of tooth decay. The process begins with your dentist removing the decay from your tooth completely, and cleaning the area. Then, they will fill the hole in your tooth with a hard substance that will prevent further decay from happening in that area of your tooth. Last, they will polish the filling, and make sure that it's comfortable for you to bite down on.