I have a filling that is coming loose. I noticed when waiting on a prescription that my pharmacy has dental filling material. Is that legitimate. Can I just pu tthat in place of my old filling?
Brooklyn D. – Conway, AR
Those store bought dental fillings are meant to be temporary. They’ll only last a few days. But, even if they were meant to be permanent, the fact that your filling is coming loose means that something is wrong.
You need to have a dentist look at this. If you don’t have a dentist, I suggest you go to an emergency dentist. They can look at your tooth and see if there is an underlying infection.
Don’t put this off. If there is an infection. It will spread and can cause a great deal of problems.
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