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Dentist has done one filling between two teeth - a future problem?

(8 Posts)
Note3 Tue 19-Sep-17 22:20:57

My daughter (8 yrs) had a filling in one tooth. Fast forward over a yr and I noticed decay had appeared in the tooth adjacent to the filling. This was gutting and I got her straight into the dentist. A filling was put in.

Since then I flossed her teeth and discovered I could not get the floss between these two teeth. It appears the dentist has made one filling sit between the two teeth.

Putting aside my thoughts in general about this being a bit odd and preventing flossing which is not good...practically speaking it means when one of these side teeth fall out then it will hang there as still joined or snap off the filling surely? Should they not be two separate fillings so this doesn't happen???

Note3 Wed 20-Sep-17 22:56:53


scoopmuckanddizzyrollytoo Wed 20-Sep-17 22:58:43

Should defo be two fillings, switch dentist.

Note3 Thu 21-Sep-17 15:42:27

Thanks, I thought so too. Was quite thrown to discover it wasn't!

dementedpixie Thu 21-Sep-17 15:43:52

Don't change dentist just yet. See if existing dentist can fix it.

Note3 Thu 21-Sep-17 19:25:35

Thanks. Will contact surgery and go from there.

delilahbucket Thu 21-Sep-17 19:29:35

It depends on the damage done before the filling. I have one between two teeth. There was no other way to do it. I can't floss my teeth anyway so I use interdental brushes which you can use for your daughter. Start with the thinnest.

Note3 Fri 22-Sep-17 12:27:09

That's a good plan thanks delilah. I will try the brushes and rapprochement dentist to explore reasoning and what they suggest when one if the attached teeth comes loose

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