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When a dental filling is used to repair a large cavity, it is securely bonded to the surrounding tooth enamel. This is designed to restore the full function of the tooth for many years to come. Yet as time goes on, inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can start to affect a dental filling.

While the dental filling itself is not vulnerable to bacteria, the seam between the material and the surrounding tooth enamel can be compromised by the bacteria in your mouth. As time goes on, this could allow a bacterial presence to develop deep within the tooth.

At first, you might notice a minor change in the tooth. The distressed filling could cause increased sensitivity, a change in texture, or a toothache.  In a situation like this, you should not delay in seeking treatment with Dr. Mike Roussel.

If the pulp or other internal structures of the tooth have been compromised by a newly formed cavity, Dr. Mike Roussel might need to perform a root canal. This will excise all decayed material and recreate sufficient structure to mount a dental crown.

If the interior of the tooth is healthy, Dr. Mike Roussel might not have to perform a root canal. He could be able to remove any existing tooth enamel to start the process of fitting the tooth with a dental crown.

If you are in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area and you are concerned about one of your fillings, you should call 505-881-4365 to seek treatment at My Dentist Albuquerque.