A 42-year-old member asked:
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after a cavity is drillied, is it normal to have a bit of the filling flake off?

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Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
8 years experience Dentistry
Usually not: When a filling does not set properly, is overshaped or undershaped parts of it can flake off. Make sure that the bite is right and if any sensitivity develops see your dentist immediately.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013

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