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What are the risks of dental fillings?

There are more risks of not having necessary dental fillings than there are risks of having them. Dental fillings are indicated to repair and restore decayed, chipped or fractured teeth. If indicated restorations are not placed, decay may continue until the nerve area is involved and an abscess occurs. At this point extraction or root canal treatment would be necessary. Therefore the risks of not having a restoration placed is pain, infection, chipped and fractured unaesthetic teeth, tooth loss, bite deterioration, jaw pain, stomach and nutrition problems from poor chewing and more.

The risks of dental fillings may involve some post-op sensitivity.

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