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What Should You Do if a Tooth With a Filling Breaks?

Posted on 11/20/2017 by WDG Office
Broken Filling Midwest Dental Wauwatosa WI 53226
Have you ever experienced eating and feeling something hard in your mouth? Your tooth with the filling may have fallen out.

When you experience this, the first thing you would want to do is call your dentist to schedule an appointment, so your dentist can check and see if it is repairable.

There are different reasons why your tooth with a filling would break. Aside from poor bonding, it can also be caused by too much pressure that fractures your tooth or a recurrent tooth decay that does not provide a strong support.

Have Your Tooth Checked Immediately

Although a broken tooth with a filling is not an emergency case, it can be hard to deal with because your tooth becomes sensitive to temperature changes.

Aside from that, it may be beyond repair and the only solution is to have the tooth extracted altogether. But this can only be determined by your dentist, so it is important to have it checked right away.

More importantly, since a part of your tooth has already fallen out, it may also be a sign of a decayed root, which makes your teeth´s hold unstable. With this, having a filling may not be the right solution.

If Extraction is the Only Solution, Have it Done Right Away

A broken and infected tooth can spread the decay to the neighboring teeth, so it is best to have it checked right away. Your dentist will recommend removing the infected tooth, so it does not cause harm to your other teeth.

If this is the only solution, having yourself outfitted with dentures will not only replace the missing teeth, but also prevent them from moving apart. So, if your tooth with filling breaks, have it checked right away to detect any underlying issues.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (414) 253-1669 today.

Wauwatosa Dental Group

Midwest Dental Wauwatosa
2600 North Mayfair Road
Suite 750
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Monday–Thursday: 7:30am–5:30pm

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