Oral Health

Posted by: B | 2008-11-20


Holes in teeth

Hi Doc

My daughter is 8 years old and has rather large holes in 2 of her molars (still the milk teeth). I have been to the dentist 4 times this year already to have the holes refilled and once again less than a month after the last visit the fillings are chipping out. Because the holes are so large and deep they cause her pain when not filled but are costing me a fortune to keep having them refilled. I do not want to have them pulled but don' t get why the fillings are not lasting. Pease tell me why the fillings keep coming out and what to do to solve this once and for all.
Many thanks

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

the fillings should not e coming out so regualrly unless there is a good reason for it.
what did your dentist tell you is the reason for it? Stainless steel crowns are sometimes indicated for kids in cases such as these. These would last longer.

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