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I just lost a filling. Do I need to replace it right away…

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I just lost a filling...
I just lost a filling. Do I need to replace it right away even if it doesn't hurt?
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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 4 months ago
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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 4 months ago

If you have no pain or swelling ,that is a good sign. If it is a simple filling that broke away,it needs to be fixed but there is no emergency at this point. You can pick up some temporary filling material at the pharmacy and place it in the opening where the filling was to keep it protected. If you could upload a picture of the tooth,I could give you some more accurate information about what needs to be done.

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