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While fillings are not directly susceptible to the influence of bacteria, the tooth enamel surrounding them is still suspect. Inconsistent oral hygiene habits put you at increased risk for suffering complications with one of your fillings. It might not even show, and one day the filling could simply come loose during a meal or be pulled out by a piece of chewing gum.

In a situation like this, you should not delay seeking treatment with Dr. Carole Gleich DDS at his clinic in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. The more time that elapses in seeking treatment, the more likely you are to suffer a serious dental fracture or a bad toothache.

If the filling was small, Dr. Carole Gleich DDS might possibly be able to repair it with another filling. This involves removing a small amount of enamel to create a clean surface to later cement a new filling in place.

If it was a large filling or the decay simply compromised too much of the enamel layer of the tooth, then Dr. Carole Gleich DDS might recommend a crown restoration.

If you live in the Shawnee Mission, Kansas, area and you have recently lost a filling, you shouldn’t delay in calling 913-553-3046 to have it treated by Dr. Carole Gleich DDS.