A 30-year-old member asked:
what should one do when a tooth filling falls out?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Theodore Ritota answered
9 years experience Dentistry
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 consuming for the patient.
Answered on Nov 1, 2016
Dr. Kim Capehart answered
20 years experience Dentistry
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 examine and treat the tooth. If you get to the dentist early enough, you may be able to avoid root canals or more costly procedures, other than a simple filling.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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