What are signs my filling may need to be replaced?

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Unfortunately, dental fillings don’t last forever. Eventually, all fillings need to be replaced due to the constant pressure from eating, tooth clenching and grinding. At your dental exam and cleaning, we check all your fillings. If you are in between checkups and are concerned about a filling, give us a call to look at your dental filling. Don’t wait until your next checkup to call us!

LOOK FOR THESE SIGNS TO TELL IF YOU NEED A DENTAL FILLING REPLACED

If you are unsure if you need a replacement filling, pay attention to these warning signs. First, do you have sensitive teeth? This is one of the most common signs that you need to replace a filling. If the filling is worn out or missing, your tooth will become more sensitive. Similarly, if you experience sharp pain or pressure on your tooth, this could be a sign you need a replacement filling. The pain may come while you are eating or drinking, or it might happen when you aren’t using your teeth at all. Lastly, if you look in the mirror and see dark spots on the tooth that has a filling, you may need to have that filling replaced.

LET US CHECK YOUR DENTAL FILLINGS FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND

If you are unsure whether you need a replacement filling, we are happy to help. We will look for any cracks or unnecessary wear around your dental fillings. We will also make sure they are all there! Sometimes a filling can fall out, and you do not even realize it. Give our office a call today to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam.

We look forward to working with you and going over the state of your dental fillings with you.