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Leaky filling

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Posted by: jss896  (8 years ago)
Hello everyone,

Four months ago, my dentist filled my cavity with white composites. During my dental cleaning yesterday, the dentist said there was an indication on the x-ray that bacteria could have entered the filling. Could this mean a faulty filling? If so, what could be done to correct it? Thanks so much.
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Are you sure he said that bacteria may have entered the filling? Could he have been talking about your gums? If he really did mean the filling, then the filling is leaking. After four months, this usually points to a failed bond of the composite material to the tooth. In my book, this is a dentist error, and he should re-do the filling for you free of charge.
Richard from
Posted 8 years ago