i have a pain in molar with amalgam fillings two years , if there a secondary caries in it , is the secondary caries appear in the x-ray or not ? Thanks

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 03 - February - 2012, at 00:37 AM

  • Pain 2 years after dental filling can be there because of secondary caries below dental filling. Secondary caries is one of the most common problems with dental fillings and can occur because of microgaps which are created between filling and teeth which can cause microleakage. Shrinkage of filling after setting or filling not done properly can lead to secondary caries. Silver fillings can fracture at margins and can cause pain. Tooth fracture can also lead to pain after dental filling. Crack in tooth is difficult to diagnose clinically and in x-rays and can lead to pain on biting down. Gum infection in relation to filled tooth or wear of filled tooth can also lead to pain. Secondary caries below dental filling will appear a diffuse radiolucency. Without clinical examination and without seeing the x-rays, it is difficult to diagnose exact cause of pain after dental filling. Your dentist after evaluation can determine exact cause of pain in filled tooth. If there is secondary caries present below filling, then refilling will be required. If filling is close to nerve, then root canal treatment is required for the tooth. If tooth with dental filling has fractured, then treatment is required for fractured tooth.  For more info on problems after amalgam dental filling, visit…….   http://www.identalhub.com/dental-problem-after-amalgam-dental-filling-805.aspx

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