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If you’ve ever experienced a dental emergency, you understand that they can be stressful. But if you understand what you should do during an emergency, you will be able to reduce the amount of stress you experience. With this in mind, do you know what you should do if a filling falls out?

Brushing and flossing your teeth well could actually help you keep your filling in place. But there are a few things you won’t be able to control or prevent that could lead to a lost filling.Fillings will actually become more likely to fall out as they age. Newer fillings tend to be stronger than older fillings are.

If you do lose a filling, there are a number of steps you should take. For example, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our dentist as soon as possible. But losing a filling can cause pain and discomfort, and painkillers could help in the meantime. You can also place a piece of sugarless gum in the cavity. Please remember to choose sugarless gum since a gum with sugar could cause pain. You can also use over-the-counter dental cement to temporarily hold your filling in place.

If you would like to learn more about dealing with a lost filling, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Frandsen Dental by calling 801-890-0030. Dr. Brian Frandsen and our team will offer advice with dealing with your emergency and answer any questions you have. We’re eager to hear from you soon!