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4 Ways to Know You Need Fillings

Even if you’ve already had several fillings, it can be hard to tell when you need some new ones.

Fillings are great ways to deal with a variety of dental health problems. But even if you’ve already had several fillings, it can be hard to tell when you need some new ones. Here are some easy ways to tell.


When you have a toothache, it can ruin your day. More than that, it can cause you so much pain that it will disrupt your daily routine and get in the way of you getting anything done. Tooth pain is no joke, so even a minor toothache could be a sign that you need fillings. If you haven’t done anything to damage your tooth, then it’s more likely that a cavity is growing. If the pain gets worse, then you need to speak to your dentist right away.

Sensitive Teeth

Another big problem is when you have overly sensitive teeth. This sensitivity isn’t always due to your teeth. As odd as this is, it’s due to exposed or overstimulated nerves rooted deep underneath your teeth. Also, think about the condition of your gums. For one thing, your gums could be receding. The enamel protecting your teeth could also be worn down, and the cavities are growing larger, requiring more extensive fillings.


When you see a hole in your tooth, then that is a cavity. If it has grown large enough to be this much of a concern, then it’s crucial that you schedule an appointment to see your dentist. If you wait too long, though, the filling won’t be able to help relieve your pain. At that point, you will need a crown or even a root canal.

Faulty Fillings

Sometimes, your fillings can fall out. Other times, they can break, and you won’t even notice. At least, not right away, so if you discover something is wrong, then you need to see your dentist as soon as you can before the cavity where the filling becomes infected.

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