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Steps To Take When Your Fillings Fall Out

Dental fillings are made of materials such as gold, silver, and porcelain to fill the area of a tooth that has been lost due to decay, cavities, or injury. Moreover, they are also used to fix cracked and broken teeth. There are many factors that affect the life of fillings. The gold fillings can last from 15 to 30 years, composite fillings can last from 5 to 15 years and amalgam fillings can last from 5 to 25 years. To make dental fillings long-lasting, you have to maintain good oral hygiene. Brush teeth twice a day and floss every day, also visit a private dentist Basingstoke for dental cleanings.

In addition to this, you should also avoid chewing hard objects such as ice, grinding your teeth, and reach out to the dentist if filling teeth become sensitive. However, your dentist may reduce the price of the filling if it was filled recently.

What to do if fillings fall out?

Call Dentist: The very first thing you have to do is to inform your dentist and schedule an appointment on an immediate basis. In case a dentist is not available, then you can visit a new dentist. Furthermore, you can also take the filling with you. This will let the dentist decide whether to reuse it.

Rinse with Water: Rinse Your mouth with warm water that has salt mixed in it. This would clean any debris and bacteria that can damage the exposed tooth. You can do it until you reach the dentist's office.

Pain Relief Methods: If you are experiencing pain, then you can take medicines such as ibuprofen to take immediate relief from pain and discomfort. Moreover, you can also apply clove oil to the exposed teeth. Another method for relief in pain is to apply a cold compress to your jaw, this will also reduce swelling.

The dentist will decide, whether the tooth can be repaired or it will be filled again. In some situations, your tooth may be extracted

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