Shipp Family Dentistry

I lost a filling. How do I know if it’s an emergency?

dental emergency in columbus msLosing a dental filling can be scary, and sometimes painful. If the lost filling has caused the inner layer (dentin), or the nerve of your tooth to be exposed, your tooth may become sensitive to temperature or the pressure of biting. If you are experiencing pain or sensitivity due to your lost filling, it is time to call your emergency dentist in Columbus, MS.

Not all lost fillings are emergent; however, you should always contact our office right away so that we can evaluate your situation over the phone and determine if you need immediate attention. If your lost filling is an emergency, we will help you be seen by the dentist as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, dental restorations do have a life expectancy and will need to be replaced at some point. However, when you are consistent about visiting your dentist in Columbus every six months. Dr. Shipp can often detect problems with your fillings early on. Then you can treat your tooth before a lost filling becomes a problem, and you can avoid the discomfort of a missing restoration.

Call Shipp Family Dentistry During A Dental Emergency

If you have a lost filling, sensitive tooth, or even if it's just time for your next dental checkup, call your team at Shipp Family Dentistry today to schedule your next appointment.

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In response to the ADA and CDC recommendations regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners has mandated that all dental practices in the state cease all non-emergent dental care. Patients with a true dental emergency will still be provided care by appointment. Our team will continue to respond to calls and emails during this time. New and existing patients are also welcome to call or email to schedule future appointments. Thank you so much for your understanding.