A Tooth with a Missing Dental Filling is at Risk for a Severe Cavity

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Dental fillings are often used to repair a small cavity or a minor dental fracture. They will replace the damaged or compromised tooth enamel with an alternate dental material.

As the years go by inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine and the passage of time can gradually start to weaken the bond between a dental filling and the surrounding tooth enamel. This is even more likely to occur with large dental fillings and dental fillings on the biting surface of a tooth.

If one of your dental fillings falls out the exposed area of tooth enamel can be very vulnerable to a new area of tooth decay developing. When this happens you should not delay in contacting Dr. David Solomon to have the tooth examined, treated, and repaired.

Sometimes he can apply a new, yet slightly larger dental filling to the exposed void. If the dental filling was large or on the biting surface of a tooth, Dr. David Solomon might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown.

If a new area of tooth decay has developed deep in the tooth, he might need to perform endodontic therapy. This will remove the tooth’s enamel layer and replace any internal structures that have been affected. Once this is done he will prepare an abutment to anchor a dental crown.

If you are in the Melrose, Massachusetts, area and you have a tooth with a missing filling, you should call 781-665-5222 to seek treatment at Solomon & Wright Associates, P.C..