There are numerous reasons why a filling might fall out. It may be that it is cracked or that the tooth has developed further decay beneath it.
A lost filling is not typically an emergency where you have to drop everything to come to our office, but you should make an appointment to see us as soon as possible. Leaving the tooth exposed for too long can lead to additional damage, and you may experience pain and sensitivity to pressure and extreme temperatures.
We will get you on our schedule as soon as possible, usually the same day if you are in pain. Any pieces of the filling that remain will need to be removed, and a new restoration put in its place. Depending on the condition of the remaining tooth structure, our doctors may recommend a dental crown to strengthen the tooth further and protect it from additional damage.
Please do not hesitate to call us at (305) 891-2621 if you have any type of dental emergency in North Miami. We are open five days a week and have extended morning and evening hours on Tuesdays, so there’s a good chance we can see you right away.