- Jan 20, 2020
I have finally found a dentist I am comfortable with. I have had most of my dental issues fixed over a period of the last 2 months(old 15+yr old leaking composites replaced, some new cavities filled on wisdom teeth, etc). I have one concern. There is a tooth that had a filling placed about 20 years ago. It was an amalgam which was then replaced about 6 years later with a composite. Long story short, I have had two tiny fillings put into that tooth in 2010 and 2019. To be quite honest, both dentists were not good dentists and I was not comfortable with either. There is a tiny black speck in the middle of the tooth somehow, which is strange since it seems to be all filling, but it looks like a cavity to me. Last year, when I was searching for a new dentist, the dentist filled a tiny, tiny filling where on the side of the large filling there was a clear cavity. The filling is deep as you will see. My current dentist is hesitant to replace it due to the deepness of the filling. He said that the filling was indeed "intact" and did not need replacing currently in his opinion. What do you all think? I do have some sensitivity on that tooth at times. Attached are some x-rays from a few months ago at this office. I am just nervous that this tooth is going to be problematic if not treated soon, but i also don't want to push my dentist to do something he is not totally comfortable with. Thoughts? Thank you all.