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Old 09-17-2003, 08:45 AM   #1
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Question White filling, tooth looks gray

I am 18 and went to the dentist about a month ago for the first time, they said my teeth were real good, but I needed one rather superficial filling. I came back about two weeks later and got my filling ( I have found I don't enjoy fillings that much, didn't know I would feel it (even after he gave me a shot !) Anyway, the filling fell out about 2 hours later. So I put in some temporary filling, and came back the next week and had it filled again. This time I was a better patient as I knew what to expect. Anyway, to my question, it has been about a week since the filling, and it looks kinda gray through the tooth. It is also slightly sensitive when there is pressure on it, like from eating a chip or stiff bread directly on it. The dentist said the sensitivity is normal. Is it? Is the color normal, or from the stuff you bite down on? Thanks for any help!


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Old 09-18-2003, 10:38 AM   #2
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Ashley, that doesn't sound quite right to me. I had 4 fillings done 2 1/2 weeks agao and I can't feel them at all. They aren't sensitive or anything. I'm not sure about the gray either. Are your fillings silver, or the composite (tooth colored) ones? If they are silver, maybe that's the gray you're seeing through your tooth.

Old 09-19-2003, 11:57 AM   #3
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No it's a white tooth colored filling. It is not that sensitive, just when I bite down on something fairly hard, I can feel it. Like I just ate some chocolate chips and one landed right there when I bit down and I felt it. It didn't realy hurt or make me jump or anything, but it doesn't feel nice.

Old 09-19-2003, 02:03 PM   #4
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Not to bring bad news, but I've always heard that it's usually a sign of nerve damage if your tooth changes color (darkens.) I had that happen recently after some fillings and wound up with a root canal on the darkened tooth. You might want to call and ask your dentist about it.

Old 09-19-2003, 08:02 PM   #5
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It was a pretty superficial filling, is there something else it could be?

Old 09-22-2003, 08:17 AM   #6
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The darkness you see could still be decay?

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