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Humble, TX 77338
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Here's What to Do If Your Dental Filling Falls Out

December 14, 2020
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Posted By: Humble Dentistry
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A dental filling means you have had a cavity on that tooth in the past. Your dentist cleared the decay and placed a dental filling to save the tooth. This happened during a general dentistry appointment in Humble, TX.

When your filling is broken or lost, it means the tooth is open and vulnerable to infection or renewed decay, which can threaten that tooth as well as its neighbors.

We like to treat this issue as soon as possible and make time in our schedule to address problems just like this one!

Lost Filling in Humble, TX

If your filling falls out, we recommend keeping the area clean and contacting our dental office immediately. Typically, we set you up for an emergency appointment that day, especially if you are in pain.

In rare cases, we may advise you to keep the area clean until you can make it into our dental office for repair.

Your emergency dental appointment will assess any additional decay, and we will also replace your filling or recommend a crown for larger issues. 

Restoring Your Tooth

When you come into our dental office for repair, your dentist will evaluate the tooth. If the structure has weakened, we may recommend a dental crown instead of a tooth-colored filling in Humble, TX.

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped helmets colored and shaped to match neighboring teeth. Your dentist fits the crown over your damaged tooth to the gum line to restore function and aesthetics. The crown absorbs your bite impact and helps prevent further breakage or tooth loss.

Schedule Your Next Dental Exam Today

Preventive dentistry in Humble, TX is designed to lower your risks for cavities with oral exams and professional teeth cleanings.

If you have oral health issues between dental visits—including a lost dental filling—we encourage you to reach out to a team member as soon as possible.

Our dental team proudly serves patients in Humble, Porter, Kingwood, Atascocita, and all points beyond.

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