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What happens when my filling in my tooth falls out

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 9 years experience
See your dentist: Immediately, most likely way to prevent a root canal. But if you wait too long you might need the root canal. Filling much less costly and time consu... Read More
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 20 years experience
Temporary: You can purchase temporary dental filling material at just about any pharmacy or walmart or target. You will also need to call your dentist to examin... Read More
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Temp: The best choice is to se a dentist. If you cannot, as a temporary measure et a temporary filling art a drug store.

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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
No : No reason to wait as absence of pain is not always an indication of absence of a problem. Call!
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
It : It is hard to figure out from your description if it is a crown that broke or the tooth itself... Call your dentist and have him help you make the rig... Read More
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
If : If the crack is significant and the sharp edges is irritating your tongue or cheek, it is wise not to wait till your next appointment in three weeks. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Santiago
Dentistry 9 years experience
Yes.: Any filling can fall out. The main reason for losing a filling is recrrent decay around the filling loosening it and causing it to fall out when it i... Read More
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes: If it cracks, any restoration can appear to, "fall out." a filling can crack because a new cavity under the filling weakens it, leaving it unsuppor... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 24 years experience
Yes-but unlikely: A properly placed composite filling is chemically bonded to the tooth, so it is very unlikely for one to simply fall out. More often a portion of a co... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Needs fixing: It needs to be fixed before things get worse. See a dentist to evaluate your tooth and offer appropriate options for fixing it.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Possibly: A root canal but more than likely a crown as well.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Armel
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Probably not serious: Probably not serious but it's recommended you see your DDS when convenient- Keep it clean!
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Complex issue: You might assume these are throw away teeth and fillings are a waste.However,a baby's dental health plays into her overall health.First, the baby teet... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Zebrack
Dentistry 9 years experience
Yes: It depends on the pain deep or any filling could have sensitivity to cold or hot but should go away within seconds after swallow if it lingers for a m... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Depends: If the tooth resorbs on an angle, some of the retention form holding the filling may be lost leading to the filling coming out, but normally the tooth... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
6 months: Temporary fillings as the name suggests are not meant to be used for longer than 6 months. I hope this info helps.

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