answersLogoWhite
Ask
Oral Health and Dental Care

Is it true that if you have a filling that tooth will go bad again in 5 years no matter how good you take care of it?

323334
Answer

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2005-01-03 00:20:55
2005-01-03 00:20:55

No, that isn't true. Most fillings do need to be replaced eventually, but it depends on a lot of things. Just because you have a filling doesn't mean that tooth will always get decay. I personally have had fillings for over ten years and they are still good fillings and I have never had any problems with those teeth.

1
0

Related Questions

User Avatar

The dentist will probably have to slightly enlarge the hole and put in a new filling. During the time since the filling fell out, the food you have eaten will have worn down the sides of the cavity and so the dentist may not be able to make a new filling stay in place without tidying up the cavity.

User Avatar

I had a tooth that had a cavity under a filling that was in the tooth for MANY years. The tooth finally cracked and the back corner fell off. It did not hurt but, I knew it had to be removed. The only thing that hurt was the little pinch from the needle of the novocaine. No worries.

User Avatar

I have a front tooth that came out after 5 years. I have had it cemented again, but in case it comes out I would like to have some cement. It is my front tooth, so it was bad when it came out. Becky whitney

User Avatar

Your dog got his adult/permanent teeth in at about 4 months of age. At 6 years old if he loses a tooth, that is his permanent tooth and nothing is going to regrow. Just make sure that there is no infection where the tooth was lost. Check for redness and swelling. Again there will be no replacement tooth as that was his permanent tooth.

User Avatar

It's possible, but the infection will most likely come back again. There is no telling when, but it will. A week, two years, no way to tell. - You can also see an endodontist for a retreatment where the old filling material is removed and replaced or an Apicoectomy, where a small incision is made on through the gum and bone and the tip of the root is treated and resealed. -RDH


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.