Even though dental fillings are not directly vulnerable to bacterial tooth decay the surround tooth enamel that bonds it in place could still be at risk. The passage of time and inconsistencies in your oral hygiene routine can shorten its lifespan. This is even more likely to occur if the dental filling in question is large.
Discomfort or distress in a tooth repaired with a dental filling is often the result of the bacteria in your mouth infiltrating the microscopic seam between the filling material and the adjacent tooth enamel.
Sometimes, you can notice a filling that’s in distress by some telltale symptoms. This could come in the form of increased sensitivity, a change in texture or an abnormal gray color building up in the surrounding tooth enamel.
If one of your fillings is giving you trouble, you should not delay in seeking care at Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick’s dental clinic in Roswell, Georgia. After examining the tooth they can present you with the applicable treatment options.
With early detection Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick might be able to repair a small distressed filling by simply removing a small amount of additional enamel. Then a new slightly larger dental filling can be secured in its place.
If the compromised dental filling is large, they might recommend replacing the tooth enamel layer with a dental crown.
If you live in the Roswell, Georgia, area and you have a distressed filling, you should call 770.641.8010 to seek treatment at DeMercy Dental.