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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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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Dr. Vikram Patel
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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


Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
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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

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Dr. Ronald Achong
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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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Dr. John Thaler
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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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Dr. Paul Grin
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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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Dr. Ronald Achong
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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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Dr. Paul Grin
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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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