Questions About Fillings: Stuff You Feel Shy To Ask

You probably know a bit about dental fillings just through your own experiences (or, of course, if you’re lucky or quite serious about your smile care, maybe you’ve never had a cavity!). Wherever it is you fall within the spectrum of filling experience, there may be some questions that hang around in your mind every time we discuss decay. Rather than shy away from these areas of interest, we much prefer you make them known, so we can help you to better understand these restorations for your children’s smiles.

Questions and Answers

Question: Can a dental filling fall out or become damaged?

Answer: It is possible for this to happen. While consistent care after placement will ensure the filling remains in place, offering effective protection for many years, we encourage you to let us know if a tooth with a filling hurts or feels extremely sensitivity suddenly. When you come in ASAP, it is much easier to treat the tooth without complication and send you on your merry way.

Question: Can a dental filling from the past cause my child to experience problems with bite balance and discomfort?

Answer: Yes, this is possible. When we place a filling, the visit is not through until we are certain we have made any necessary adjustments to ensure your child’s bite is balanced and comfortable. Fortunately, when you come in for visits, we can check on older work and address any changes that need to be made to promote a safe, comfortable bite.

Question: Does filling a tooth with a dental filling make it immune to additional problems with tooth decay or other concerns in the future?

Answer: It does not! We are happy you asked this. It is still essential that your child takes care of all of his or her teeth, so the filled tooth and all other teeth and tissues continue to remain healthy and safe.

Ask Us All Of Your Questions For The Knowledge You Need

Ask us your questions, even the ones you feel shy about, so we can be certain you have the knowledge you need to feel good about your choices and the care you’re selecting for your son or daughter. Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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