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Fillings FAQ Ask The Dentist Corinne Scalzitti Question:
All bonded fillings cause sensitive teeth: I have had several teeth filled with bonding over the past couple of years and I have noticed that the majority of them are still sensitive and/or are sometimes painful eating on them...is this normal?

Does this mean that I may need a root canal or are there just some people that do not respond as well to bonding as others? I have silver fillings as well and I have never had this problem with them. ...Visitor from CA

Answer:
Most dentists do bonded fillings now. In the first few years of doing these, most dentists had problems with sensitivity.

New materials and very technique-sensitive placement procedures have eliminated almost all of the sensitivity. I have not seen sensitivity in my bonded fillings in years.

Some of your problems may be bite related, but I think I would consider seeing a new dentist if all of my replaced fillings were sensitive.

Or, you may choose to have a talk with the dentist to see if he or she has lots of sensitivity problems. If yours are unusual, he or she may have a plan to address this and eliminate sensitivity in the future.

Corinne Scalzitti, DMD, MAGD

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