LostFilling Repair

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A lost dental filling can be caused by many different reasons.

Elleven Dental

A lost dental filling needs attention, especially if it is causing you pain or discomfort.

About This Condition

Dr Shivani Patel - Elleven Dental

Losing a dental filling can be caused by the following:

  • Biting into hard and sticky foods
  • Old fillings that wear away with time
  • Fillings that may have been temporarily repaired
  • A temporary filling left in place for too long
  • Newly formed decay underneath the filling that has enlarged the void

Patients may find that a lost fillings could:

  • Lead to sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks due to the exposure of underlying tooth structure
  • Food gets stuck in the void
  • The tooth is now sharp and cutting into their tongue or cheek

Whilst patients are waiting for their dental filling appointment and treatment, there are a few easy things they can do to help protect the tooth.:

  • Patients can apply temporary dental cement to cover sensitive parts of the tooth and protect the tooth by acting as a barrier, providing temporary relief. This can be purchased from your local pharmacy

An examination from your general dentist will diagnose the reason for your lost filling and then they will devise a treatment plan to rectify the problem. Dental fillings are classed as general and restorative dentistry. Our highly experienced general dentist practitioners will make sure that when you visit the best practice in Harley District, London, that you are comfortable and seen to efficiently. Discover more about our general dentistry treatments here, or get in touch today with our award-winning team in London to discuss your dental filling repair.

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