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Common Indicators That You’ve Lost a Filling

Friday, September 2nd, 2022
Common Indicators That You’ve Lost a Filling
A filling can unexpectedly detach, and it can be hard to tell.

Even the best brushers and fiercest flossers can sometimes meet with misfortune on the dental front. A cavity may somehow breach your defenses and need to be filled. And sometimes—adding insult to injury—a filling can unexpectedly detach! This could happen for any number of reasons, but most likely among them are:

  • any force of impact to the face
  • formation of another cavity beneath the filling
  • biting into/chewing hard or sticky foods
  • teeth-grinding or jaw-clenching causing the repair work to gradually loosen

It can be a tricky situation, as the detachment itself often goes unnoticed. Shortly afterward, though, you’re likely to experience some unusual and potentially uncomfortable activity in your mouth. Since this scenario requires urgent dental attention, it’s important to familiarize yourself with these common indicators that you’ve lost a filling.