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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Shpeen
37 years experience in Endodontics
Temp filling: Yes if your temporary filling fell out you risk contaminating your tooth. So either return to the dentist to get it replaced or go the drug store and ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Rct: See your dentist and get the temporary filling replaced. Your dentist can advise you when the best time for the definitive restoration will be.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Temp Filling: We get these calls all the time. The temporary is a clay like material and the outer part tends to wear away or break off a bit... usually without con ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Get it fixed!: Root canal treatment must be followed up with a definitive restoration of the tooth. A leak into the root canal filling could cause a failure of the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
25 years experience in Dentistry
Possible fracture: That fact that a temp filling fell out may suggest that there is a fracture in the tooth. A devitalized tooth is more brittle than a vital tooth an ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dell Goodrick
31 years experience in Dentistry
YES!: It is important to keep bacteria out of the access hole and a temporary restoration will help. Also, it is important to have a permanent restoration t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Dental Society: Contact your local dental society to see if you qualify for reduced fee care. A local teaching hospital may also see you if they have a dental residen ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Any symptoms ?: If not, wait until Monday. The rest of the temp should be sufficient.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Get evaluated by doc: It's possible that the root canal has become reinfected especially if the temporary filling has come out completely and the gutta percha, the root can ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Call: It's always best to call the dentist (or physician) actually treating you for advice. Having said that, until then, avoid eating on that tooth, espec ... Read More

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