A 43-year-old member asked:
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after a cavity is drilled and filled is it normal to have a bit of the filling flake off?

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Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Not the filling, but: The actually filling should not, but sometimes the bonding matrial that is excess does, or a piece that doesn't belong called flash comes off. Check for rough spots, if you don't find one it likely was flash or excess bonding material. Ask dentist if needed.
Answered on Aug 30, 2019
Dr. Hans Reinemer
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Maybe: After a filling is placed, it may be possible for a bit of excess bonding agent, filling material or sealant to flake off. However, i would recommend a follow up at the dentist to make sure the filling is not compromised in any way.
Answered on Mar 28, 2019
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