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Cavities under fillings

teeth, health, smile, dentistIf a filling becomes cracked or damaged, cavities can occur beneath it.

Key takeaways:

– If your filling wasn’t sealed properly or you grind your teeth, a gap can form allowing harmful bacteria to enter, leading to decay.

– If left untreated, severe decay can occur resulting in the need for a root canal filling.

– Your dentist can check for signs of damage and ensure any cracked fillings are replaced as soon as possible.

Make sure you book regular checkups!

“Patients usually can’t tell if their filling is worn out just by looking at it.”

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-i-get-cavities-under-a-filling/

Dr. Kate Robinson BDS PGCERT ORTH PGDIP SEDATION

Graduated from Guys Hospital, London in 1988, co-established the practice with Simon in 1992. Kate has a special interest in orthodontics and smile design and also provides a sedation service if needed to support our practitioners when treating extremely anxious patients.

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