– Sometimes gaps form beneath fillings due to damage allowing food particles and bacteria to accumulate, causing cavities.
– You will only notice symptoms once the decay is quite advanced, so it’s important to have regular dental checkups to catch the problem early.
– A damaged filling can easily be replaced with a new one.
“If you grind your teeth at night, this can quickly damage fillings and cause more problems.”
Dr Gerald O’Connor is the principal dentist and owner of Killiney Dental. Dr O’Connor graduated with an honours dental degree from University College Cork in 1998. He has since worked as a general dental surgeon in the UK and Ireland and has over 20 years experience in the dental field, with a particular interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr O’Connor is an active member of the Irish Dental Association, sitting on its Quality Patient Safety Committee, and is a Irish Dental Council registered dentist.