My root canal and temporary filling fell out. Is there any danger to the tooth?

Yes. Research has shown that re infection can occur within 30 days of contamination exposure to the oral cavity. The oral cavity is the most bacteria laden part of our body. To prevent this i recommend a permanent bonded core filling be placed immediately after the root canal is completed. Temporary fillings leak even if they are not dislodged.
Temp filling. Yes if your temporary filling fell out you risk contaminating your tooth. So either return to the dentist to get it replaced or go the drug store and buy dental temorary filling material and pace it in your tooth and use a wet cotten tip to remove the excess.

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I just had a root canal and the temporary filling at top of tooth fell out. Should I go back to the dentist?

YES! It is important to keep bacteria out of the access hole and a temporary restoration will help. Also, it is important to have a permanent restoration to prevent bacteria from seeping into the tooth and causing further decay of the remaining tooth structure. This should be done within a month or two after having the root canal completed. Read more...
Yup. The temp filling is used to keep the tooth clean and free of bacteria. With out the temp in place the tooth is going to get reinfected over time. Call your dds and get it checked. Read more...
Yes. Ask your dentist about using a bonded core instead of a temporary filling. This will not dislodge and a crown can be placed over it and the root canal will stay sealed and protected. Read more...

Getting root canal retreatment on an abscessed tooth. Part of the temporary filling fell off today. Should I see a dentist soon or wait till monday?

Any symptoms ? If not, wait until Monday. The rest of the temp should be sufficient. Read more...
Dentemp. If possible, go to the drug store and get Dentemp. You are already having the root canal retreated, you do not need the tooth fractured in addition. Read more...

I'm having a root canal retreatment done, second appointment is on Mon. Top of temp. Filling fell out tonight, Can I wait until next app.? .

Call. It's always best to call the dentist (or physician) actually treating you for advice. Having said that, until then, avoid eating on that tooth, especially hard foods. Also keep that area especially clean so food debris does not collect in the hole. Read more...
Nothing to worry. Place a temporary filling material where the filling is missing. You can buy temporary filling material called Dent Temp over the counter in any pharmacy. Do not miss your Monday appointment to complete your root canal therapy. Have a nice weekend. Read more...
Possibly. if only a part of the temporary came out, there is still a seal and no problem. If you taste medication, then call your dentist and get it replaced. Read more...
Probably but... You can probably wait, but I would call the office since they are aware of the treatment that was performed. Read more...
Seal. To be successful root canal has to be sealed at both ends, top & bottom. If part of sealing material comes out root canal can become recontaminated. Call the treating Dentist or specialist Endodontist and ask their advice. Read more...

How long after a retreatment of a root canal with a temporary filling, can you eat on that side/tooth?

Root canal. For specific info about your case, i suggest asking the endodontist or oral surgeon who treated you. Read more...
Wait until restored. As long as you have a temporary filling you will need to be careful eating on that tooth. Soft foods only, nothing hard, sticky or chewy until the tooth is completely restored. See your regular dentist or talk to the endodontist about this. In most cases the tooth should be restored quickly after the root canal procedure has been completed and the infection is under control. Read more...
till you restore it. After the rootcanal ..Want to restore with crown before chewing hard food ..If front tooth with small opening may be able to restore with fill..Your dentist would eval whats needed..Till than avoid hard crunchy food as tooth gets brittle after rootcanal. Read more...

I recently had a root canal, but am unable to afford the crown. How long do I have until I loose the tooth? My root canal was at the end of feb. I had a temporary filling, but my insurance ran out before I could pay for the crown.

There . There is no way to know how long you can go without some protective restoration on the tooth. It depends on the forces the tooth is subjected to and how much tooth structure was removed in treating the decay and completing the root canal. A temporary filling will not protect the tooth. Discuss you situation with your dentist to see if there are accommodations that can be made to allow you to get a crown or if he can refer you elsewhere. Remember, if the tooth fractures that can lead to a dental emergency due to pain or infection necessitating immediate treatment. When you factor in an extraction (and any other emergency treatment) along with replacement for the missing tooth you may be facing a bigger cost. Read more...
The . The answer depends on the quality of the seal on to of the root canal treatment. Studies show that if root canal treatment is completed, but not sealed with a crown, or a proper restoration, filling, it can get reinfected within three weeks. Since you didn't provide much information as to the seal on top of the rct, you need to go back and talk to your dentist. Read more...
No . No one knows for sure, but if the tooth fractures due to lack of blood supply, it may very well cause you to lose your tooth. See if you can work out an arrangement to pay for your crown to avoid this scenario. Read more...
That . That would depend on which tooth it was, the condition of the tooth itself, and your bite. A tooth that is in the front of the mouth that does not contact any teeth when you bite could last many years without a crown. A tooth in the back of the mouth like a molar that you bite against and had a large cavity and/or multiple fillings in it prior to having root can break in a few weeks. You need to see your dentist and talk to him or her about your situation. If the tooth is vulnerable, you may be able to have a temporary crown made to protect the tooth for several months until you can afford the permanent crown. Read more...
Clarify. Just to add to the confusion...Dentists have a very specific notion of what a temporary filling is and many patients use the term fairly broadly. If it truly is a temp filling, it needs to be sealed with an appropriate filling anyway before a crown is fabricated. If temporary in this case means sealed but not yet crowned, you may be ok. Verify the seal status with the treating dentist. Read more...

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?

Possibly. Your dentist will need to re-evaluate that tooth. May need root canal therapy. Read more...
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...
Root Canal. Root canal treatment indicated. Please return to your Dentist or ask for referral to a specialist Endodontists. Sounds like you have an active infection that requires more extensive treatment. Read more...