What happens when tooth filling breaks?
If a filling falls out, see your dentist as soon as possible.
Waiting too long to get the filling replaced can cause tooth decay and further problems.
Keep the area clean until you can see your dentist and try to limit eating or chewing on the affected area..
How do you fix a broken filling?
Dental Filling or Bonding If you have chipped off just a small piece of tooth enamel, your dentist may repair the damage with a filling. If the repair is to a front tooth or can be seen when you smile, your dentist will likely use a procedure called bonding, which uses a tooth-colored composite resin.
What to do if you break a tooth with a filling?
What to Do If You Chipped or Broke a ToothImmediately rinse your mouth out with water.Stop the bleeding by applying pressure and call for help if the bleeding is excessive.If the tooth comes out completely, try to preserve it in milk, saline solution, or water.Apply a cold compress to help with pain and swelling.More items…•
Will I get toothache if my filling falls out?
Fillings and crowns sometimes loosen and fall out. This is rarely an emergency, but it can be painful because the exposed tooth tissue is often sensitive to pressure, air or hot and cold temperatures.
How urgent is a lost filling?
A lost or cracked filling is usually not an urgent emergency unless you are in pain but the longer you wait, the more complex and expensive the repair may become! An exposed tooth can decay quickly and turn into the need for a root canal.
Is losing a filling a dental emergency?
When you lose a filling or crown, there’s no need to panic. Simply take extra care and call your dentist to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.