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Dental fillings are a common form of dental treatment designed to repair a tooth with a small chip or cavity. While they are meant to last for several years, a filling can’t last forever. The passing of time and oral hygiene problems could shorten a filling’s lifespan.

When a filling is distressed, you might notice increased sensitivity or a change in the tooth’s texture. A slight gray shade forming in the surrounding tooth enamel might also be a serious cause for concern. It could indicate that bacteria have infiltrated the seam of the filling. When this happens, a cavity could infect the pulp or root of the tooth.

In a situation like this, you might gradually start to experience a toothache. If you’re experiencing any of these issues with one of your teeth, you should not delay in seeking treatment from Dr. [doctor_name].

To fully alleviate the pain and restore the tooth, Dr. [doctor_name] might need to perform a root canal. This will involve removing the entire tooth enamel layer and replacing any damaged internal structures with a special dental material. Once this is done, Dr. [doctor_name] can start the process of fitting you for a dental crown.

If you live in the [city], [state], area and you’re suffering from a toothache or a distressed filling, you should call [phone] to seek treatment at [practice_name].