I lost a filling. How do I know if it’s an emergency?
Depending upon the size of the filling, your tooth will tell you how urgent the situation is. Of course, the first priority is to get you out of pain. However, when a patient loses a filling Dr. Booker will need to evaluate the tooth to determine if additional tooth structure has been compromised.
Broken Filling Causing Damage
The broken filling can be irritating to the tongue due to roughness and you can experience no pain at all. However, the filling needs to be fixed as soon as possible to alleviate the risk of losing additional tooth structure.