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Had composite filling replacement done, no gap to floss. Will bacteria cause damage ?

Hi. Yesterday I had a composite filling replacement done on a rear molar. It was a large filling and he had to cure and place three times to fill it. Now between two teeth I have no gap to floss, it s so tight. I m afraid since I cannot floss there that bacteria will still be able to get in there and do damage. He said he wanted it real tight so no food could get in between. Is this normal or ok to leave like this??? Should I seek out another dentist to get at least a small gap in there so I can floss?? Or am I good to go? Thanks!
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and welcome,

As you mentioned,the interdental space between the filled tooth has closed with composite restorations.

Usually regular flossing is not recommended since it can result in tearing of gingiva.
Brushing with soft-interdental toothbrush will be sufficient.
The space has to be checked clinically for further corrections if needed.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
hope this helps.
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

As you have mentioned there is no gap in between the tooth for flossing, the gap is closed by composite restoration.
Usually very tight contacts are not desired, as it is very difficult to remove sticky substances from between the teeth leading to formation of caries.

Space for brushing with small interdental brush is essential.

I would suggest you to get the checkup done take an x-ray and get the corrections done in the restoration if needed.

Hope this helps out.

Regards....
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query,
After eating, they produce a very strong acid that eats away at your teeth. If you don’t remove this sticky layer of bacteria (commonly known as plaque) by brushing and flossing, the bacteria will keep destroying a tiny amount of your tooth structure every day until you get a hole in your tooth.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
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Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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