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I had a root canal a week ago and the temp filling has fallen out. The tooth was already broken. Am i ok to wait 2 days to see my dentist?

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Dr. Brett Noorda
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Be seen ASAP

If the root canal is exposed to saliva, studies have shown it only takes 24 hours for the seal to be lost and possible reinfection to occur. Go see your dentist asap to make sure the root canal is protected.

In brief: Be seen ASAP

If the root canal is exposed to saliva, studies have shown it only takes 24 hours for the seal to be lost and possible reinfection to occur. Go see your dentist asap to make sure the root canal is protected.
Dr. Brett Noorda
Dr. Brett Noorda
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

You will not notice it but mouth bacteria are re- infecting things as we speak.
Also do not bite w that tooth, to prevent fracturing. See your dentist, asap.

In brief: No

You will not notice it but mouth bacteria are re- infecting things as we speak.
Also do not bite w that tooth, to prevent fracturing. See your dentist, asap.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Just make sure that you keep the area as clean as possible be sure not to eat on that side.

In brief: Yes

Just make sure that you keep the area as clean as possible be sure not to eat on that side.
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dr. Victor Zeines
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