Dental fillings do not last forever. And on occasion, you may feel your filling fall out. Fillings can fall out if they are loosened or you experience trauma to the mouth. When filling comes out it is important to contact a local dentist and make an appointment.
There are a variety of reasons your dental filling might fall out. The first and foremost is that new decay has started around the filling. As the surface of your tooth decays, your filling will no longer fit tightly within the tooth which could cause it to break away. Chewing too hard or biting into particularly hard foods can also damage your teeth. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can also wear down dental fillings over time. Whatever the reason, if your filling has fallen out you need to contact a dentist.
Many drugstores sell dental wax or cement that can be used to temporarily cover your damaged tooth. This can help protect the exposed tooth and alleviate pain. Make sure to follow the instructions of the particular dental product you are using.
If you have an issue with a crown, bridge, or dental filling, please contact our dentist in Revere. We would be happy to help you or your family with any dental issues.