Is Your Filling Starting to Feel Loose? Call Our Office Today!
Posted on 4/15/2019 by Dr. Brandon Cooley
Fillings are not meant to last forever sadly. This means that they can fall out at any time. If this happens, you want to make sure that you protect your tooth. When the filling comes out, this leaves the tooth open for bacteria to get inside.
You don't want this, as it can lead to an infection and it might even hurt because the filling is not there to protect it.
Losing Your Dental Filling
Usually, we place crowns or caps over large fillings so that this does not happen, but sometimes it does. If this happens to you, it is important that you give our office a call right away. We can see you as soon as possible to make sure that you have the filling placed back on, as well as a crown put over the tooth, so it does not happen again.
Losing a filling can happen for a number of reasons. The reasons can vary. However, if you notice that the filling is loose, then make sure to call before the filling comes completely out. If you lose it without noticing it being loose, then you should make sure to call us. Allowing any sort of bacteria to get into this area is not good for the tooth, your gums or your overall health.
Fillings made from quality materials can stay for some time, while others may not provide the strong hold that many would like. This is important. When choosing a filling material, always ask for the material that is going to last the longest to prevent this from happening.
Give Our Office a Call
We are here to help. You just have to call us. Remember, this is something that needs to be done sooner, rather than later when it comes to having a healthier, better smile overall. We have you covered, call today.