A member asked:

A bottom molar aches when i wiggle it. this molar has a filling. is this a sign that the molar is rotting under the filling?

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Dr. David Chrisman answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Cosmetic

Periodontal disease: If you can wiggle your molar it sounds like you have gum disease that is destroying the bone support for your tooth. The pain may mean that the tooth is starting to abscess. This most likely not the only tooth being affected but it is one that is sensitive. 70% of tooth loss is from this disease. Please see your dentist for diagnosis and treatment to preserve your teeth and smile.

Answered 7/5/2015



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