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Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123

Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

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What to Do if a Filling Comes Loose

Posted on 6/10/2017 by Century Dental LLC
A close up of a patient receiving a filling.
You bit down, and something felt off. You move your tongue around and like that, you figure out that your filling has come loose. It isn't out, yet, but it is going to fall out soon if not cared for.

What are you supposed to do? First, call your dentist. Have them fit you in as soon as they are able to, so you can get the filling replaced. Second, head on over to the drug store.

What Helps with Loose Fillings

At the drug store, you can find a few different options. First, you can get dental wax. This is often enough to hold a loose filling in place if you are going to be seen within the next 24 hours. If it is going beyond that, the wax may not be enough. Second, you can find numerous brands of dental products that fill in lost fillings that you can use.

Some of them work with loose fillings as well, so read through the labels and find one that works for your situation. Put it on liberally, and change it out as necessary to keep the filling in place.

Finally, if you are experiencing any type of pain, take an over the counter pain reliever. That should help you be able to keep your pain under control until you are able to be seen by your dentist.

No matter what, if you notice a loose filling, go in and get it checked. Don't leave it untreated. It could deteriorate your tooth even further, and it could also leave you in pain, or requiring an extraction. Keep your dentist in the contacts of your phone, and go in and get seen any time you suspect an issue with any of your teeth or fillings.

Please contact our office if you have any questions about what to do if you have a filling coming loose.

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