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Is a Filling That Sits Too High a Problem?

Posted on 8/20/2019 by Jared Pell, DDS
Is a Filling That Sits Too High a Problem?You get a filling with the hope that it solves whatever problem you had. But what happens if the filling is not perfect. One of the problems that people have is a high filling.

If this occurs, it is a good idea to learn what it means and what you need to do about it. It could be a minor problem that you don't need to do anything about, or it could lead to more problems that require attention.

How Does it Happen?
Whenever we put in a filing, our goal is to put in a filling that will work properly. While it does not happen often, there is always a possibility of a high filling. This occurs when too much filling material is put into place. You may not always notice at first, but there are a few problems associated with a high filling that you will start to see at some time.

The Different Problems

Some of the problems are a minor nuisance while others are something that you cannot ignore. A high filling can cause premature wearing of the enamel of the tooth and the surrounding teeth because it may rub up against the enamel. This may take some time to notice.

More serious and noticeable problems include pain when biting down, headaches, tooth sensitivity, shifting teeth and TMJ disorders. All these issues have symptoms that can happen at any time after you get the filling.

Because of the problems that can occur from a high filling, it is not something to ignore. It is something that we can fix and can prevent more problems from occurring at a later time. The key is paying attention to any new filling to make sure you do not have any problems in that area. Call our office to find out more.
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