Filling that have fallen out or are loose

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 A filling can fall out, break, or become loose for different reasons. For one, the filling may be old. If this sis the case, bacteria can get under the filling causing a cavity under the current filling. Second, if the filling is large the pressure from eating can cause the filling break or crack. An accident may also cause the filling to break, fall out, or become loose. What ever the reason, a loose, broken, or missing filling can lead to sensitivity and discomfort. It is important to visit our dental office as soon as possible to prevent further complications, such as breaking the tooth or damaging the nerve, and to prevent infection. Call our dental office (714) 527-7773 for an emergency appointment today.