Conclusion: If a filling falls out, see your dentist as soon as possible. Waiting too long to replace the filling can cause tooth decay and other problems. Keep the area clean until you can see your dentist and try to limit eating or chewing on the affected area. Most of the time, the loss of a filling isn't considered a dental emergency.
However, if you experience pain and tenderness around the affected tooth, it's not something you should ignore. Fillings and crowns sometimes loosen and fall out. This is rarely an emergency, but it can be painful because exposed tooth tissue is often sensitive to pressure, air, or hot and cold temperatures. In some cases, a filling or crown may come loose because cavities have developed underneath them.
Tooth decay can cause the tooth to change shape and, as a result, the filling crown no longer fits the tooth properly. You may be eating or biting something hard when you discover that a filling or crown has loosened or fallen off. You may feel the loss of the filling or crown in your mouth. If it's a crown, place it in a safe place and make an appointment to see Dr.
Zimmerman as soon as possible. You shouldn't wait too long because the tooth will weaken and could be more damaged if not protected by the crown. In addition, when a crown is missing for a long time, teeth may move. If this happens, the crown may no longer fit.