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Tooth Filling

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:40 am
by Messi10
Another topic. The other day I noticed that a bit of my big tooth at the side was cracked and wobbly. After a day or 2 I started fiddling about with it again and it came out. Along with my filling on that tooth. Now there's a gap between the teeth and on that tooth. What will happen if I just leave it? I have contacted Nhs and they said phone back tomorrow. It's not sore or anything.

Re: Tooth Filling

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:24 pm
by Bel Bel
If you leave it you will probably get an abscess or an infection or the tooth will go rotten and it could be painful to remove
It's best to get it sorted sooner rather than later
It will probably end up costing you more if you leave it too

Tooth Filling

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:08 pm
by Messi10
I signed up to a new nhs dentist earlier and have my first check up on 16th November. Will it be ok till then?

Re: Tooth Filling

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:55 am
by Ticktock
Probably will be, just be careful chewing on that side, I had something similar and got some food trapped in the gap. An infection started and I had to live on painkillers and antibiotics till the infection had gone down enough for the tooth to be removed...

Tooth Filling

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:23 pm
by Messi10
Ticktock wrote:Probably will be, just be careful chewing on that side, I had something similar and got some food trapped in the gap. An infection started and I had to live on painkillers and antibiotics till the infection had gone down enough for the tooth to be removed...


Will keep a eye on it. Thanks

Re: Tooth Filling

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:33 pm
by Bel Bel
Use mouthwash too. less likely to get an infection that way