If you have an older filling and suddenly you’re feeling some pain in the area, unfortunately, you may be experiencing a failed dental filling.
Dental fillings have a very important role in helping keep your oral health in check. Once a tooth has been treated for a cavity or even an infection, the filling is added to both restore the shape and size of the tooth and also keep the inside from coming into contact with food particles and harmful bacteria.
A failed filling is nothing to ignore. Keep reading to find out how to tell if your filling has failed, and what you need to do to protect your oral health.
Signs that your filling has failed can include:
A loose filling needs to be replaced as soon as possible. When you notice your filling is damaged, you need to book a dentist's appointment as soon as possible, to prevent further damage to your tooth.
If you already experience pain, or can’t see the dentist right away, you can:
The best way to care for a filling is to care for your overall oral health:
If you notice your filling is failing, Dr. Amanda Burke can see you right away and help replace it.
Book an appointment at Burke Dental Group online.
If you’re in a lot of pain and can’t wait for a regular visit, then call us at (769) 241-1186 for an emergency dental appointment.