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A 26-year-old male asked:

My tooth hurts, because i have lost a temporary filling. it is causing teeth pain. it feels like, when you drink something cold. is it dangerous?

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Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Not : Overly dangerous. But most likely exposed nerve due to the lost filling. Call your dentist ASAP to get filling replaced before more issues occur
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Infection: If the tooth becomes infected (abscessed) it could be dangerous. You MUST have temporary filling replaced as soon as possible to seal off the opening into the tooth. Note the word "temporary." That means just a few weeks, not months or years. Please call your Dentist before your chronic problem becomes an acute problem.

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Last updated Jun 12, 2014

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