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Signs You Need A Filling

17/12/2020

Dental fillings are a common procedure and are used to prevent more serious dental problems occurring as the decay of a tooth worsens. You may be surprised if your dentist recommends that you need a filling as you may have experienced no pain or symptoms at all, but generally the need for a filling comes with some easily identified symptoms.

Visual Signs That You Need A Dental Filling

If you are regularly brushing and flossing your teeth, you should know what your teeth look like and should be able to identify any changes. Sometimes there are visual signs that you require a filling, including:

  • Dark spots in the centre of your teeth
  • Holes in your teeth that you can see or feel with your tongue
  • Food gets trapped within certain teeth
  • Floss has started tearing when you attempt to floss a certain tooth
  • You notice a chipped or broken tooth
  • You have lost or broken an existing filling

Toothache

Most patients who experience toothache will need a filling. The toothache is caused by the root of the tooth being inflamed and decayed, putting pressure on this tooth can cause a lot of pain. Toothache caused by tooth decay can also be triggered by very hot or very cold temperatures or consuming food high in sugar. You may notice that the pain isn’t concentrated on one particular tooth but radiates throughout a large area, your dentist will be able to identify the problem tooth/teeth and suggest the appropriate treatment.

Bad Breath

Bad breath can be an indicator of many things when it comes to your health, but one of the main causes of bad breath is the need for a filling. The deeper a cavity becomes; more food debris and bacteria can enter the tooth. A cavity provides the perfect environment for bacteria and food particles to grow and develop strong odours.

If you are experiencing the above symptoms, you should visit a dentist as soon as possible so that the tooth decay does not spread further. Contact us on 01536 673 183 or email us on hello@ketteringdentists.co.uk.

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