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When a tooth is repaired with a standard dental filling the repaired area is intended to last for many years. However, if you are lax to brush your teeth twice each day or fail to floss at least once, the bacteria in your mouth could gradually start to weaken the bond between a dental filling and the adjacent tooth enamel.

As this starts to happen, you might notice some telltale symptoms of the filling going bad. If the dental filling is on the biting surface might cause pain, and discomfort when chewing or biting down. You might also notice heightened sensitivity, or a change in color, or texture.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should seek treatment from Dr. David J. Berg. Once he has determined the severity of the problem, he can help you understand the possible treatment options.

It might be possible for Dr. David J. Berg to replace a bad dental filling with a new filling material. If the dental filling was large or the tooth suffers from a new area of decay he might recommend replacing all of the tooth enamel layers with a dental crown. The material used for the dental crown will vary depending on the tooth’s primary function and its visibility in your smile.

If you live in Sacramento, California, and you have a tooth with a distressed dental filling you should call 916.567.0900 to have it examined and treated at Studio 1 Dental.