March 13, 2011 7:56 AM Subscribe
My new dentist recommended I get buccal fillings and I'd like to know more about this as I have several teeth affected.
posted by hoppytoad to health & fitness (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My gums have receded some, exposing a little of the root on my molars and my new dentist wants to fill the area between the gum and enamel. Her description made it sound like filling a cavity except there's no gum disease or tooth decay present. About 7 years ago my previous dentist mentioned that my gums were receding and he just kept an eye on things over the years since I'm not experiencing any pain or sensitivity.
None of my immediate family members have had this procedure done and searching around isn't getting me much more information. Is this a necessary preventative measure, a protective one to guard against sensitivity, cosmetic or something else? How long will the filling last? I'd appreciate any information you could give me as I'm considering whether or not to have the procedure done.