Dental Fillings

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Procedure Description

Dental fillings are a common dental procedure used to restore the function and structure of teeth that have been damaged due to decay or trauma. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth is removed, and then the area is "filled" with a material to restore its original structure and function.

The need for a dental filling arises when a tooth is compromised by cavities, wear, or minor fractures. Cavities are small holes that form on the tooth surface due to the activities of bacteria that feed on sugar in the mouth. Over time, these cavities can grow and lead to significant tooth pain, sensitivity, and even loss if left untreated. Early detection and treatment via dental fillings can help preserve the tooth and prevent more extensive and costly treatments in the future.

To determine if a dental filling is necessary, a dentist will evaluate the tooth using visual inspection and possibly X-rays. If a cavity or damage is detected, the dentist will recommend a filling to prevent further decay and restore the tooth's function.

Procedure Duration

The duration of the dental filling procedure largely depends on the size and location of the cavity or damage and the type of filling material chosen. Typically, a standard filling can be completed within 30 minutes to an hour.

After the decayed portion of the tooth is removed, the dentist will clean the area thoroughly before applying the filling material. Depending on the type of material used, the dentist might harden the filling using a special light. Once the filling is in place, the dentist will polish the tooth to ensure that it aligns properly with the bite and feels smooth.

Recovery time after receiving a dental filling is minimal. Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately. Some sensitivity to temperature (hot or cold) may be experienced for a few days after the procedure, but this typically subsides quickly. It's essential to follow the dentist's aftercare instructions, like avoiding hard or sticky foods for a day or two, to ensure the filling remains intact.


  • Cost Savings: Many countries offer dental procedures at a fraction of the cost compared to Western nations without compromising on quality.
  • Expertise: Some destinations have dentists who specialize in specific procedures, ensuring you're getting expert care.
  • Advanced Technology: Many medical tourism destinations invest heavily in the latest dental technology, ensuring precise and efficient treatments.
  • Vacation Opportunity: Combining dental procedures with a vacation can offer a unique experience, especially if traveling to exotic destinations.

Potential Destinations

  • Thailand: Known for its state-of-the-art dental clinics and experienced practitioners.
  • Hungary: Often referred to as the "Dental Capital of Europe."
  • Mexico: Popular especially among North Americans for its proximity and affordable dental care.
  • India: Recognized for its combination of quality care and low costs.

Risks & Considerations

  • Quality of Care: While many facilities offer top-notch care, it's essential to research the reputation of clinics and dentists.
  • Travel Concerns: Long flights post-surgery can increase the risk of complications.
  • Communication: Ensure the dental professionals speak your language or provide an interpreter.
  • Follow-Up Care: Consider how you'll handle follow-up care once you return home.

How to choose the right doctor and hospital

  • Accreditation: Ensure the facility is accredited by recognized international organizations.
  • Reviews and Testimonials: Look for patient reviews and feedback.
  • Experience: Consider the dentist's experience, especially with foreign patients.
  • Equipment and Technology: Opt for clinics that employ the latest dental technologies and best practices.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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