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Do tooth fillings lead to root canal and then teeth loss?

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Posted by: NOLAtrell  (8 years ago)
Hi, I have silver filling in all my molar teeth and pre-molar. Before I got these fillings I never felt any pain or any signs of cavities(but I trust my dentist decisions). I have had these filling for like 2 months or so and they are still sensitive. My pre-molars are are not to bad, and certain molars are also(can't pin point which ones). I hope for my next appointment we can figure out which are the most sensitive. I'm scared that I may need a root canal, and I hope with this info that someone can tell me will I be told I need a root canal at my next appointment. And also do Fillings lead towards root canals after having them so long and do root canals lead to tooth loos because having no nerve? Do you have to have a silver crown with medicare? Please help with any info. Thanks for reading.
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Hi, I have silver filling in all my molar teeth and pre-molar. Before I got these fillings I never felt any pain or any signs of cavities(but I trust my dentist decisions). I have had these filling for like 2 months or so and they are still sensitive. My pre-molars are are not to bad, and certain molars are also(can't pin point which ones). I hope for my next appointment we can figure out which are the most sensitive. I'm scared that I may need a root canal, and I hope with this info that someone can tell me will I be told I need a root canal at my next appointment. And also do Fillings lead towards root canals after having them so long and do root canals lead to tooth loos because having no nerve? Do you have to have a silver crown with medicare? Please help with any info. Thanks for reading.

Slight sensitivity after silver fillings is fairly common and not too worrisome. If you can isolate the most sensitive one, perhaps your dentist can reseal it with a chemical sealant like Amalgambond. Amalgam fillings self-seal with time because of oxide layer formation.

Deep decay causes root canals, not fillings. Don't worry too much. It is likely the sensitivity will resolve with or without further treatment.
Posted 8 years ago
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Yes i agree, sensitivity after silver fillings are common for deep cavities
Posted 8 years ago
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