Shipp Family Dentistry

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

Cartoon tooth next to first aid kitLosing 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 at (662) 329-3431!

Dental Filling Repair

Not all lost fillings are emergent; however, you should always contact our dentist 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, MS every six months for routine exams and cleanings, 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 in Columbus, MS!

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 at (662) 329-3431 to schedule your next appointment.

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