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Doctor insights on: Homemade Temporary Tooth Filling

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How long will a temporary tooth filling last?

How long will a temporary tooth filling last?

It depends: The need for a temporary filling may stem from a small chip or a much more substantial loss of part of a tooth, or even from an opening that a dentist may make. There is a very wide choice of materials for temporary fillings. Some are soft and meant to be easily removed. Others may last a very long time (up to or beyond a year). The answer depends on a combination of these factors. ...Read more

Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more


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Do you think it could be ok to use araldite glue as a temporary tooth filling?

Do you think it could be ok to use araldite glue as a temporary tooth filling?

No: While this glue is strong, it is not made to be used in you mouth. The best thing to do is see a dentist and have your tooth treated. If you can't see a dentist then try an over the counter temporary filling product. At least this will not do you any harm until you see a dentist. ...Read more

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Is there a homemade remedy for a tooth filling?

Is there a homemade remedy for a tooth filling?

If there was...: ... There would be no need to see a dentist. Dental care is not just a mouthful of toothpaste. Please see a dentist to restore that tooth. ...Read more

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How long tooth filling hurt?

How long tooth filling hurt?

Not uncommon: The most common reason for pain right after the anesthetic wears off is that the filling is too high. Call your dentist to adjust the height of the filling. ...Read more

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How can you hide a tooth filling?

How can you hide a tooth filling?

Get a white filling: White fillings or composite resin fillings are the color of the natural tooth. Talk to your dentist about white fillings. ...Read more

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What is the safest tooth filling?

What is the safest tooth filling?

ADA approved: Any dental material that is approved by American Dental Association has an established record of safety and effectiveness. Both dental amalgams and various alternative materials are considered effective and safe to use. Your dentist will help you to chose the best one for you. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a tooth filling?

Does it hurt to get a tooth filling?

Unlikely: Once you have had enough local anesthesia, then you should not feel any pain. ...Read more

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My tooth filling hurts. What's wrong?

Many reasons: Teeth can hurt after a filling due to improperly placed filling or a dying or irritated tooth nerve. ...Read more

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If a tooth filling came out what do we do?

If a tooth filling came out what do we do?

Refill, Crown or....: Fillings usually don't just come out unless something is wrong. More often than not it is due to recurrent decay under or around the filling. Sometimes it's just from wear and tear over time or enough pressure on the filling causing it to break. Occasionally the surrounding tooth breaks and then the filling falls out. Your dentist can determine if it can be refilled or a crown is necessary. ...Read more

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Can this stain on my tooth filling go away?

Maybe: If it is a silver filling and the tooth is turning grey no. If it is a tooth colored filling maybe with a good cleaning. If the stain is through and through (the entire filling has changed color) then a new filling is in order. ...Read more

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I was wondering what the safest tooth filling is?

Composite fillings: In the past silver amalgam or gold was the standard of care for fillings. With advances in dentistry, metals have been eliminated. Amalgam contains mercury which is not healthy. Gold is not very esthetic. Composite, tooth-colored, fillings are becoming more of the standard. Porcelain is also used for fillings. ...Read more

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What should one do when a tooth filling falls out?

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. ...Read more

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White tooth filling turned black. Should I be worried?

Yes: Not normal if all is well. This indicates something is wrong. Might be only stain, but more likely it is breakdown with decay. Se your Dentist to check and treat as needed. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an uneven bite after a tooth filling?

NO! Нет! לא!: ABSOLUTELY NO!!! Go back to the dentist (hopefully - you do not need to cross the border. ..) and get the bite adjusted! It should feel COMPLETELY NORMAL. Like before you had the filling done ...Read more

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What's a good way to address my tooth filling falling out?

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. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience sudden pain after a tooth filling?

Not at all: You should not have any pain from the tooth itself after a successful filling. Pain from hot, cold, sweet, ouch or pressure should not continue after the filling. Spontaneous pain should not happen neither. It could indicate some unexpected side effect especially if the dental caries were too close to the nerve. You should ask your dentist, you may need additional treatment or adjustments. ...Read more

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In what way does the entire procedure of a tooth filling work?

In what way does the entire procedure of a tooth filling work?

Decay removal: And replacement of the damaged tooth structure with a variety of materials which should be discussed between the dentist and patient. The pro s and cons of the different options, can be left to the dentists judgment alone but I prefer to include my patients in the decision. This is just a basic answer. There are many variations and more complex situations that can occur esp. If near the nerve. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to eat after a getting tooth filling?

How long do I have to wait to eat after a getting tooth filling?

Generally..: As far as the filling itself goes, you can eat right away with tooth colored composite fillings, but should wait at least one hour with amalgam (silver) fillings. It's always best you ask your own dentist as this can vary somewhat based upon the size and location of the filling. If you had local anesthesia, you should wait until all the numbness is gone. ...Read more

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How long does the pain usually last after having a tooth filling?

How long does the pain usually last after having a tooth filling?

It depends: It depends on the size of the filling and what material was used. Larger filling could be sensitive for several weeks to a month. If it's been awhile and the pain is not getting any better, check with your dentist...There may be something else going on. ...Read more

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Question regarding tooth filling, how do they do to fill the tooth?

Depends: After the decay is removed the tooth is filled depending upon what material is used to fill it. It could be filled with gold, porcelain, composite, or amalgam. Each procedure is different and it may or may not be bonded. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my tooth filling still hurts after a few months?

Poss. Root canal?: Tooth sensitivity following placement of a filling is fairly common. Usually, the sensitivity resolves on its own within a few weeks. The rule of thumb: contact your dentist if the sensitivity does not subside within two to four weeks or if your tooth is extremely sensitive. If the decay was very deep to the pulp of the tooth, the root canal therapy will be required.
Rec.: see your dentist. ...Read more

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What are normal tooth filling made of and how long do they usually last?

Several types: The basic filling materials are silver, resin, ceramic and gold. Silver (amalgam) fillings are a silver alloy mixed with mercury. They are inexpensive and long lasting (over 20 years). Resin (plastic) fillings are bonded to tooth and can last over 10 years. They are white and popular. The ceramic and gold fillings made outside of mouth then cemented in place are more expensive but long lasting. ...Read more

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Dull sporatic pain after tooth filling. Is there anything that will help?

See Your Dentist: I recommend you follow up with your dentist. Minor sensitivity is normal for a day or two after a recent filling. If your pain is more severe, please see your dentist to determine why. It may be as simple as adjusting the bite. In the mean time, Ibuprofen (advil) is what I recommend for dental pain (unless of course is it medically contraindicated for you). Hope you are out of pain soon! ...Read more

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What is the danger of mercury tooth filling?

I believe none.: All studies say there is no danger. Do a study for yourself ; stand on a corner ; see if anyone that passes by has at least one mercury amalgam filling in their mouth. You might find that 9 out if 10 will have at least 1 of these metal fillings in their mouth. Then ask yourself how are all these people walking around appearing healthy with all those type of fillings in their mouth. ...Read more

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What is having an anesthetic injection for a tooth filling like?

What is having an anesthetic injection for a tooth filling like?

Like a fat lip/cheek: The anesthetic injection will feel like a pinch, depending on where in the mouth you are getting the injection. Some areas in the mouth, usually in the upper front area may be more sensitive than other areas. Usually your dentist will apply a topical numbing gel prior to the injection.

After the injection, the numb feeling will feel like a fat lip or cheek. ...Read more

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I have an amalgam tooth filling, is it harmful?

I have an amalgam tooth filling, is it harmful?

No: Most research finds no relationship between fillings and symptoms of mercury poisoning or other side effects. Eventually, any cavity if not treated, can lead to pain, infection, root canal and even tooth loss. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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What is laser tooth filling?

Laser fillings: Lasers are used to cut away tooth decay before filling cavities, resulting in less vibration, less pain than traditional high speed drills. No shots, no numbness and no pain. ...Read more

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Which type of tooth filling is best for a 4-year-old?

Types of fillings: The best type of filling for a 4 year old would be a properly placed and restored one by a competent dentist, preferably a Pedodontist. Amalgam fillings and composite fillings are both acceptable. Your own dentist can determine what he\she feels would be the best one to use depending upon the individual circumstances. ...Read more