Filling Filled Beyond Cavity


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I had a filling placed at the gumline on a top molar, and the dentist placed the filling material way past the gumline down onto the tooth almost all the way to the biting surface.. at least half the side of the tooth is covered in a thin layer of the filling stuff.. the gum was also covered but it peeled off within a few hours.
What should I do? It feels odd having the rough filling material covering my tooth like that.. shouldn't he have polished after placing the filling so that the filling is only where it's supposed to be??
I remember my previous dentist always polished a filling after placing it, and it never extended past the place it's supposed to fill.
I can "catch" the edge of the thin layer with a dental cleaning tool.. but it won't come off easily..
 
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Dr M

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Good day

Fillings need to be polished, especially in the region of the gum, since any rough surface on a filling, becomes plaque retentive and can then lead to future problems. I would go back to the dentist in order to polish and adjust the filling.
 

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