A 30-year-old member asked:
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what should one do when a tooth filling falls out?

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Dr. Theodore Ritota
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
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
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
25 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Temp: The best choice is to se a dentist. If you cannot, as a temporary measure et a temporary filling art a drug store.
Answered on Mar 29, 2013

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Santiago
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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
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Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
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.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
If deep, yes: Since your dentist knows how deep the decay was, give them a call.
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