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What happens when my filling in my tooth falls out

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 10 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 21 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 26 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.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Fillings can reduce the solidity/structure of a tooth and chewing can bring forces to the tooth that will cause a crack/fracture Once the crack occurs... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes, it means the tooth structure is somehow compromised either by decay or a fracture. See your local dentist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
It means the remaining tooth material is compromised. Fractures can be caused by the enamel being undermined by decay, large restorations, trauma, eat... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 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
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 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 26 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 10 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 40 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 50 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 47 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 10 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 10 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Possibly: Your dentist will need to re-evaluate that tooth. May need root canal therapy.
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