Visiting a doctor and getting the filling, every patient dreams to solve all his problems once and for all. Clearly, the most common reason for crossing the threshold of dentist’s office is tooth decay and its consequences. A dental filling is the most effective and easy way of dental care. Unfortunately, a lot of people, who have passed the whole stressful process of saving their teeth in a dental chair, sooner or later, must return there again and begin all from scratch.
Why does it happen?
You can find the answers in our article right now.
Your filling can fall out for completely different reasons:
- As a consequence of eating solid food, drinking cold and hot liquids for a long time.
- Inexpensive and bad filling materials, when the falling out is only a matter of time. Well, such a filling can serve more than a year, but, as a rule, it is no longer than 5-8 months.
- The destruction of tooth tissues. In that instance, there is a small hole which appears and increases between the filling and the native tooth tissues. Slices of food begin to fall into this gap and with them harmful bacteria – the cause of tooth decay. As a result, in addition to replacing the filling, the dentist will have to handle with affected parts of the tooth, and sometimes a doctor is forced to remove the nerve. It is very difficult to notice such tooth damage independently, only examination in a dental clinic will help. It’s not for nothing that experts recommend visiting the dentist at least several times a year for the prevention and professional cleaning of teeth.
- Medical error which can be caused by an unprofessional dentist or by accident. If the doctor didn’t sufficiently treat the tooth cavity, the filling material will not hold well in it. If the dentist decides to keep the tooth when it is severely damaged, then the filling may not attach properly. Unfortunately, in this case, you will have to remove the tooth and install an implant in its place.
- Even the best filling can last no longer than 7 years, after which it is even recommended being replaced. Otherwise, there is a risk of tooth decay under it.
- You may have got too fragile teeth or bones. This happens after previous diseases: periodontal disease, osteomyelitis, periodontitis and pulpitis. It is worthwhile to warn the dentist about the presence of diseases, if they are not visually noticeable.
How to avoid the filling problems?
Obviously, the simplest method is the right choice of a competent dentist who will be able to carry out the procedure without errors. In addition, it is extremely important to follow all the rules of tooth preservation in a disciplined manner.
Systematically brush your teeth and rinse the oral cavity at least twice a day, do not crack nuts, quit smoking, visit the dental clinic at least once a year. This will allow you to avoid the appearance of diseases, as well as carry out professional cleaning of teeth to remove hard plaque.
If it has already happened, what should I do?
The first thing that you must do is to make an appointment with a dentist. If you go the same day, it will be perfect. Don’t be afraid or wait till later. In this particular case, be able to catch the right moment. If the filling fell out, but there is no possibility to see the doctor in the next couple of days, follow these recommendations:
- do not chew hard food;
- chew the food on the other side of the jaw;
- rinse the oral cavity with the decoction of chamomile, use soda or salt;
- be extremely careful while brushing your teeth;
- try not to delay the visit to the dentist.