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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
Dentistry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Hans Reinemer
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Hans Reinemer
Dr. Hans Reinemer
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