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What can i do if my permanent tooth filling just broke off, what do i do now?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Call a dentist: The tooth needs to be evaluated for a new restoration and possibly further treatment.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Call your dentist. : You need to see your dentist to have this tooth evaluated for restoration. Meanwhile avoid heavy chwpewing or biting on the tooth. You may be sensitive to sweets old and not foods. Be. Careful eating until you get it taken care of.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Broken filling: Make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Eat on the other side of your mouth. Avoid very hot, cold and sweet foods and liquids. Your dentist can determine the cause of your broken filling and how best to restore the tooth.

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Last updated Jan 25, 2014

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