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Dental fillings can sometimes have a finite lifespan. If you struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene routine, or you put off your routine dental exams the bacteria living in your mouth might start to weaken a dental filling’s bond with the surrounding tooth enamel.

Sometimes you might notice a few warming signs of a dental filling going bad. This might include a sharp pain when biting down with the tooth or a chance in texture. This is often a sign that the filling is about to fail.

If you lose a filling, or you notice a problem with an old filling, you should call Dr. Catherine Boenitz as soon as possible. If the problem isn’t addressed in a timely manner the bacterial presence could develop into something serious.

Sometimes Dr. Catherine Boenitz can repair the area by simply removing a small amount of additional enamel and cementing a new filling in place. If the dental filling was large or a new area of tooth decay has developed, Dr. Catherine Boenitz might need to treat the tooth with a dental crown.

If you are in the San Antonio, Texas area and you have a tooth with a missing filling, you should call 210-690-9430 to seek treatment at Bee Family Dentistry.