Go to your pharmacy. Temporary dental filling material is available for purchase over the counter at your local pharmacy. It may seem self-evident, but needs to be stressed: temporary filling material is only for temporary use, and will do nothing to prevent the progression of tooth decay or avert dental infection. You should arrange for professional dental service at your earliest opportunity.
What Work? There are some temp materials at some pharmacies that you can place but they are limited and getting to the dentist is the best option.
I think I have a tooth cavity but I can´t see a dentist yet as am traveling far away. Is there anything I can do meanwhile? Am I gonna need a filling?
Tough to tell... Usually, the longer you wait, the worse and more expensive treatments get. Consider seeing a dentist where you are traveling just in case. Otherwise, keep the area as clean as possible, brush your teeth and rinse often. Not much you can do other than that, short of getting it checked out to find out exactly whats going on. Read more...
My molar has a cavity under a filling. I'm having pain but not 100% sure it's that tooth as the pain is more in my jaw area. Should I see a dentist?
Of course. You've got a carious lesion under an old filling.. at a minimum you need a new filling. The longer you wait, the more complex your treatment will be. Call for an appointment. Read more...