What to Do If Dental Fillings Fall Out

Dr. Ash Sagar

When a filling falls out, you don’t want to wait. It is essential to get the tooth fixed as soon as possible.

The longer you wait without seeking treatment, the higher the chance there is that bacteria in your mouth will infect the space. It can lead to serious health problems if left untreated for too long. A missing or broken filling is painful and should be repaired as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the tooth. Even if you have no pain and do not need a replacement right away, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with us for any loose fillings so that we can ensure they are adequately secured before they fall out.

Dental emergencies are common and easy to fix with a visit to your dentist or family doctor. Don’t delay – call us today! We provide emergency dental services, including broken crowns and bridges, chipped teeth, and lost fillings. We will work with you to determine what type of treatment is best for your unique situation and create a plan for restoring your smile immediately without compromising on quality care or comfort levels.

It’s critical to have your broken filling replaced as soon as possible if it becomes loose or slips out. Here’s what you should do.

Is a Fallen-out Filling a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies are conditions that require immediate dental treatment to reduce severe pain, stop bleeding, or prevent infection.

A missing or loose filling is not usually an urgent dental issue. It may qualify for emergency dental care if the pain is severe or your gums are bleeding and inflamed, but you can wait up to 3 days in most cases.

When Should I Visit a Dentist?

If a filling falls out, it’s important to visit your dentist as soon as possible. If you wait too long before replacing the old one, tooth decay and other problems can develop over time in that area of your mouth.

How Long Can You Wait if a Filling Falls Out?

If your filling fell out, but you’re not in pain, it’s not an immediate emergency. You can wait up to 3 days, or a week at the most. Even so, it would be best if you still visited a dentist since the cracked filling in your tooth is exposed to bacteria, and it will continue to rot. You need to get it fixed as soon as possible.

What Causes a Filling to Fall Out?

Fillings can last anywhere from five to fifteen years, depending on the material and how well you take care of them. However, tooth fillings can sometimes fall out earlier than expected for other reasons, such as:

Final Thoughts

If your filling falls out, it is crucial to act quickly. Call your dentist as soon as possible. A lost filling can be painful and cause other problems if not treated quickly. You are less likely to experience nerve damage. You will spend less on treatment if you visit the dentist sooner rather than later.

There are many reasons why fillings fall out of teeth, but the most common is tooth decay or disease in the tooth root area. The sooner you get treatment for this problem, the less likely it will become an even more serious issue with time.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation about replacing your missing dental filler! We are happy to answer all of your queries, so please feel free to ask anything below in our comments section.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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