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Doctor insights on: What Happens When My Filling In My Tooth Falls Out

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What should one do when a tooth filling falls out?

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

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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What should I do if a filling falls out? I had what i thought was a piece of tooth crack off, but now that i look at it i think it's a porcelain filling. There's no pain, and I have an appointment with my dentist in three weeks. Would it be okay to wait u

What should I do if a filling falls out? I had what i thought was a piece of tooth crack off, but now that i look at it i think it's a porcelain filling. There's no pain, and I have an appointment with my dentist in three weeks. Would it be okay to wait u

Call dentist: Let your dentist decide if you should be seen sooner. My advice would be to have problem addressed asap. Unfortunately many dental problems don't hurt until they go from minor to major. ...Read more

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Can a composite filling in my tooth fall out?

Yes: If it cracks, any restoration can appear to, "fall out." a filling can crack because a new cavity under the filling weakens it, leaving it unsupported. If it is a new filling, and it feels a bit too tall, it can crack. ...Read more

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

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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Had a very small piece of filling fall off during flossing. No pain or holes I can see/feel on tooth. Don't know when I can see the dentist. ?

Had a very small piece of filling fall off during flossing. No pain or holes I can see/feel on tooth. Don't know when I can see the dentist. ?

Wait to see DDS: If you discover you have broken or chipped filling, it is necessary to get the filling replaced to ensure the long-term health of your tooth. If there is no pain, keep the area clean and see DDS. ...Read more

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My 3 year old needs 3 tooth fillings.I'm leary about procedures with her that little.Wont the teeth fall out anyway orCan I wait until she gets older?

My 3 year old needs 3 tooth fillings.I'm leary about procedures with her that little.Wont the teeth fall out anyway orCan I wait until she gets older?

Please get help: Cavities are infections. Untreated they can damage adjacent baby teeth and underlying permanent teeth. Those baby teeth are guides for permanent teeth as they erupt. If they come out too soon it can be horrific. See a Dentist or a Pedodontist (pediatric dental specialist) for immediate care. Please don't neglect this important care. ...Read more

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I just had a cavity filled that was really close to a nerve. I could feel my tooth hurting during the procedure and evenafter that. The filling is moving and is falling out. Is itnormal?

I just had a cavity filled that was really close to a nerve. I could feel my tooth hurting during the procedure and evenafter that. The filling is moving and is falling out. Is itnormal?

Normal: Every time the dentist drills on a tooth there is trauma to the nerve the closer the decay is to the nerve the more trauma. It is normal to have some pain after the treatment is finished. You should be concerned if the pain is getting worse, waking you up at night, or if you are unable to eat on that side after a week or so. I usually tell my patients to give it a week. ...Read more

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Is it more likely for fillings in baby teeth to fall out just prior to child shedding tooth?

Is it more likely for fillings in baby teeth to fall out just prior to child shedding tooth?

Yes: As the permanent tooth resorbs the baby tooth root it may weaken the baby tooth crown. If this happens the filling may fall out. At that time the filling is no longer necessary as the nerve of the tooth is also resorbed. ...Read more

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I had a filling fall out of my tooth some months back and now I have noticed that my gums have filled in the hole is this normal i need to know whether or not this is bad my filling fell out and my gum seems to hav filled in the hold that the filling had

I had a filling fall out of my tooth some months back and now I have noticed that my gums have filled in the hole is this normal i need to know whether or not this is bad my filling fell out and my gum seems to hav filled in the hold that the filling had

Not good: The gum is now blocking you from cleaning this ,but not the bacteria from decaying it. See your Dentist to get this fixed - do not wait, as this could get so bad that you need a root canal or may even lose the tooth. Good luck - go,go,go. ...Read more

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I had a white filling over my wisdom tooth as I'm waiting for it to be taken out at the hospital I don't know how long that will be it falling out ?

Dental Visit: Although it is difficult to decipher exactly what you are asking, if the white filling is falling out, see your dentist. ...Read more

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My dentist placed biodentine as temporary filling. Days after, it hurts. It's like my tooth will fall. What will I do?Do I need to undergo root canal?

My dentist placed biodentine as temporary filling. Days after, it hurts. It's like my tooth will fall. What will I do?Do I need to undergo root canal?

Most likely: These signs may indicate that you have a diseased tooth or infected nerve and therefore may need a root canal. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Is a cavity in a baby tooth worth filling? My daughter is 8 and losing most of her baby teeth. She has a cavity in one that will probably fall out soon. Do i need to get this filled? I don't want to cause her any more pain than I have to. .

Is a cavity in a baby tooth worth filling? My daughter is 8 and losing most of her baby teeth. She has a cavity in one that will probably fall out soon. Do i need to get this filled? I don't want to cause her any more pain than I have to.


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Fill the tooth!: Some baby teeth are meant to stay in a child's mouth until about age 10 or 11. If the tooth you are referring to is one of those teeth, it is maintaining the space for that adult tooth. That is why it should be filled. In addition, in today's world of dental medicine, a filling should not cause any pain! see your dentist to determine when that tooth should be falling out. Than make your decision. ...Read more

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My filling fell out months ago and i never had a chance to get it filled back. Is it possible the teeth might fall out?

My filling fell out months ago and i never had a chance to get it filled back. Is it possible the teeth might fall out?

Unlikely, but.......: I doubt your tooth will actually fall out. This usually occurs with years and years of periodontal neglect and destruction of bone from periodontal disease. It is more likely that you will need root canal therapy and\or a crown if you wait too long or if there is already extensive caries. Even worse would be the need to have the tooth extracted if it is un-repairable. See a dentist asap! ...Read more

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I have a filling in my tooth and it looks like it turned black, what could that mean?

I have a filling in my tooth and it looks like it turned black, what could that mean?

Get it checked: If tooth colored fill is getting black..Can mean cavity or staining or sometimes could be a existing silver fill can look dark as it can get tarnished with time..So is does not mean that it would have a cavity..Best would be to get checked by dentist. ...Read more

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The silver filling in my tooth is very painful, what can I do to alleviate the pain?

See dentist: There can be many reasons for a silver filling to hurt. It can range from hitting high on the filling(bite off) to pulp (nerve and other live parts inside tooth) damage that can lead to an infection(abcess). Simple to worse case. See your dentist now. ...Read more

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Silver filling in my tooth hurts when i chew food, help plz!?

Very common: If this filing is very old, you may have a fracture in the tooth under the filling. Be careful and get evaluated by a dentist. Solutions, may be a crown. ...Read more

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My dentist put a composite filling in my tooth the same day i felt chemical reaction with an old silver spoon?

My dentist put a composite filling in my tooth the same day i felt chemical reaction with an old silver spoon?

Wrong: The silver spoon would have electric reaction only with old silver, not composite filling material. Whatever, it probably will go away by itself or you must return to have the dentist check the filling and see that none of the material came out. ...Read more

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I had a dentist do a complex filling in my tooth a year or 2 ago sinds then i got this swelling it doesn't hurt but iets there what doe you think it i?

Reexamination: The tooth may be infected. You should be seeing Dentist every 6 months for maintenance. Just having a filling done does not absolve you of responsibility for maintaining your own health. Please return to the Dentist ASAP for reexamination and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be senstive to cold foods now after i had as fillin done . Which never happened to my tooth before the filling?

Is it normal to be senstive to cold foods now after i had as fillin done . Which never happened to my tooth before the filling?

Not uncommon: Perhaps 'normal' is not the right word. It happens frequently. Think of it this way. You have a small tumor in your abdomen. You had no pain. Following the successful removal of the tumor, you are sore and uncomfortable. In both cases the body was surgically treated and needs to heal back to health. It should resolve shortly. If not, see your dentist. ...Read more

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What happens when you get a filling on your tooth?

Reconstruction: The bad part is removed and it is reconstructed by the use of the filling material or a crown if necessary. ...Read more

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Why does my tooth hurt after filling?

Trauma: The tooth was traumatized by the procedure. I can take a few days or even weeks to calm down, especially if the restoration is deep. Call your dentist to explain your pain and for guidance. ...Read more

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How long can a filling last in a tooth?

Depends: A well done and good filling can last you a lifetime. A poorly done and bad filling can cause you to loose the tooth. Do not try to get less expensive dentistry, because you will end up loosing your teeth due to the bad quick procedures used. ...Read more

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I just had a filling put in tooth . Can I smoke ?

I just had a filling put in tooth . Can I smoke ?

Stop smoking: This is a good time to reconsider your tobacco addition. There is no time that is a time to smoke. Use this as your stimulus to stop, and do it now. ...Read more

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Is your tooth supposed to hurt a while after filling?

Is your tooth supposed to hurt a while after filling?

It might: The procedure itself can be traumatic to the tooth. It is not uncommon for the tooth to be a bit sore after the restoration is placed. Sensitivity to cold and biting down is ordinary. If the tooth is throbbing, call your dentist. ...Read more

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Why does my tooth hurt after filling every single time?

Why does my tooth hurt after filling every single time?

Depends: Some people have nerves in their teeth that are simply more prone to inflammation from any type of procedure. Having a filling done is a traumatic event for the tooth. The deeper the filling, the more likely it is that your tooth nerve will swell and cause pain. Also, if you clentch or grind your teeth, this pain may be present even more. ...Read more