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Flossing pain between fillings

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Posted by: Jayara1236  (5 months ago)
Quite a awhile back (1-3 years ago) I ended up having to get some fillings done. Among others, I had 2 composite fillings done on the same side on my last 2 right molars. (So that the filling on one tooth is touching the filling on the other tooth) It doesn't hurt to eat, nor is it any more sensitive than any of my other teeth. However, whenever I floss, it's incredibly uncomfortable. It's hard to explain but I imagine the pain is what it would be like if you hit a nerve, if that makes any sence. So honestly, I rarely, if ever, floss there. I went to my dentist today for a regular cleaning and she said everything looks great. I mentioned the pain to her (she also found out when I just about jerked out of my chair when she was flossing) and she said that can happen when fillings touch. The only thing I could find online is pain with metal fillings touching, but not composite. Ive never had this problem with any of my other regular fillings. Anyone have any advice or know what I can say/do to help this problem?? ):
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After reading your problem about dental fillings on your last 2 right molars, I found it may be causing due to improper filling treatment. As you mentioned you never had this problem with other regular fillings or while eating, it means you need refilling of teeth. Dentist is a great source of advice for any dental treatment so concern with your regular dentist and get your refill done.
Posted 5 months ago
User Level:
Dentist
Quite a awhile back (1-3 years ago) I ended up having to get some fillings done. Among others, I had 2 composite fillings done on the same side on my last 2 right molars. (So that the filling on one tooth is touching the filling on the other tooth) It doesn't hurt to eat, nor is it any more sensitive than any of my other teeth. However, whenever I floss, it's incredibly uncomfortable. It's hard to explain but I imagine the pain is what it would be like if you hit a nerve, if that makes any sence. So honestly, I rarely, if ever, floss there. I went to my dentist today for a regular cleaning and she said everything looks great. I mentioned the pain to her (she also found out when I just about jerked out of my chair when she was flossing) and she said that can happen when fillings touch. The only thing I could find online is pain with metal fillings touching, but not composite. Ive never had this problem with any of my other regular fillings. Anyone have any advice or know what I can say/do to help this problem?? ):

Composite fillings often leak quite badly. Sometimes they leak from the very start. You are stirring up micro leakage when you floss. Remedies:

1. Have the dentist try to reseal the margins of the filling with a product like Parkell Metabond.
2. Replace the composite filling with a bonded silver amalgam filling, which are many times more durable.
Posted 5 months ago
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Dentist
It’s rarely an emergency. Then again, it can cause pain because of the tooth tissue that has been exposed. It becomes too sensitive to pressure or air. You shouldn’t wait too long before you see your dentist.
 
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