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When a Filling is Not the Right Answer


Posted on 12/27/2017 by Front Office
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A dental filling closes dental voids to prevent further deterioration of your teeth and avoid toothaches from recurring. It restores your tooth's normal functions and puts it back in shape by blocking gaps that can sometimes be saturated with bacteria.

Different material can be used as a dental filling including amalgam and porcelain among others. They only serve one purpose of protecting your tooth against further decay. But is a dental filling appropriate for you, here are some reasons they might not be right.

Dental Composite that Triggers Severe Allergic Responses

Just like any other allergens, amalgams and other dental fillings can trigger an allergic response to some people. Although the cases are extremely rare, it does happen to a few which causes serious manifestations that often leads to irreparable consequences.

A person suffering from an allergic dental filling response can see noticeable changes in his appearance immediately after having his teeth fitted including swelling of the tongue, bronchospasms, cardiac arrhythmias, and hypotension among others. People who have allergies before should be tested for hypersensitivity prior to having a dental filling.

Deteriorated Teeth That Cannot be Properly Addressed by a Filling

Your dentist will determine if your tooth can be saved by using amalgams to fill a hole. But when your teeth are extremely irreparable, the only solution is to extricate the tooth to prevent the infection of the neighboring teeth.

Therefore, teeth beyond repair needs to be removed or even in cases where the filling has deteriorated, and bacteria has already seeped through the whole structure. The most effective way of preventing further damage is to remove the infected teeth and a dental filling may not be the right answer.

Tooth fillings can save your teeth from being extracted. But when you suffer from an allergic reaction and the tooth has already deteriorated beyond repair, it is not the right solution. If you want to find out more, simply give us a call.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (516) 962-2292 today.



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