Filling Fell Out but It Doesn’t Hurt? Call Us Anyway!
So your filling fell out but you feel no pain? Don’t panic. The good news is you may have lost a filling, but it doesn’t hurt. What’s the bad news? You have a serious dental issue and may be tempted to ignore it just because it doesn’t hurt.
While this is not exactly a dental emergency, it is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. The area beneath the tooth is exposed, which will lead to additional decay. If left to rot long enough, that decay can reach the root and may even cause the tooth to crack. Then you will likely need a root canal and could be in danger of losing your tooth.
Start by calling your family dentist. He or she will schedule an appointment to make an examination to determine the next steps.
If you happen to save the filling, bring it in. If not, it’s no big deal. Depending on the extent of the damage and the location of the filling, you’ll likely need a new filling anyway.
Repairing the filling depends on the size of the filling and if there is additional decay that needs to be removed. You may need to get a larger filling or even have it replaced with a crown.
Call us as soon as possible. Just tell us “Filling fell out, no pain.” We’ll get you in fast. If you do end up experiencing pain, take over the counter pain medication and put some ice on it. Good luck!