Sometimes, our patients come in very concerned about their missing or loose dental filling. Don’t panic if this happens to you! If you have a dental filling, it’s pretty standard for them to come loose or even be completely broken off due to an accident or even wear and tear.
Dental fillings are often used to repair your teeth is damaged or lost for various reasons. Fillers can help restore your smile to its original beauty and health after damage due to a fall or other things. Fillers can even help protect or strengthen your teeth in the long run, adding extra layers of protection to your enamel. However, these fillings can get tired after all of the work we put our teeth through every day. From chewing to grinding our teeth at night during stressful periods, our fillings can be worn down by all the movement. Thankfully, they are protecting your teeth during all of this! However, it’s normal for fillings to fall off due to wear and tear occasionally. They can also fall off or break due to impact like a fall or something hitting your face. Needing your fillings to be fixed or reattached is moderately routine, and our team of local Tulsa dental experts will be happy to ensure your fillings are back to normal in no time. Usually, you can call our office to get in with us as soon you realize you have a loose or broken filling. However, if the affected area is painful, swollen, or causes any sensitivity, we recommend calling our emergency line. We want to make sure that the gap left by your dental filling is taken care of as soon as possible and not replaced with something that could cause your mouth harm or inflammation. While broken fillings are not uncommon, we want to ensure your mouth is as healthy as it can be. If there is pain or sensitivity, it could lead to more significant problems in the future. By receiving emergency dental care, we could help to avoid surgeries that are costly and long. Even if the area isn’t painful or swollen, we still recommend making an appointment with our office as soon as possible so we can take care of your beautiful smile. While you’re waiting to come to our office for your appointment, there are a few tips to help you with your broken or loose dental filling.
What To Do If Your Dental Filling is Damaged?
You can use an over-the-counter medicine to help with pain before your emergency appointment.
A cold compress can aid in reducing jaw swelling.
Call us to book an appointment as soon as possible!
At Magnolia Family Dental Care, you and your family are our priority. We want to ensure that any dental issues, from a sore tooth to a broken filling, are taken care of properly. If your fillings unexpectedly break or become loose, please call our team as soon as you can. Our dentist will go over all of the options with you and recommend the best course of action to maintain your teeth’s beauty and health.