Many don’t consider filling fall among dental emergencies but you need to see a dentist as soon as you could make a dental visit. The cavity beneath the tooth with lost filling or crown would destroy some parts of it, in a way it would be longer strong enough to have a tight hold on that crown. Here are a number of solutions that you can enjoy at home to relieve the pain of exposed tooth before you can see a dental professional:
What to do with a lost filling pain at home?
First of all, you need to make a call and set an appointment with your dentist or visit Dr.H dental clinic where you can enjoy a free initial consultation. Call Us
While you are waiting to see the dentist, there are a number of home remedies that you can test for pain relief:
- Be careful when you chew
A lost crown is not merely a cap lost but a warning for a weaken tooth beneath it which needs more consideration. So try to chew on the other parts and keep the food away from the painful tooth. Don’t forget to void eating hard food that can cause further decay or induce pain in the affected area.
- Apply Clove Oil
Use a cotton swab to apply clove oil on the affected area of your gum, smoothly. You can buy one from the drugstore or online and even the spice aisles in most of the supermarkets. They are mainly used for pain relief.
- Slip back your crown
You can slip your crown back over the tooth with dental cement if you have it in your hand and can find a drugstore near your neighborhood. Buy tooth cement, denture adhesive or petroleum jelly to fix the crown over the tooth till you meet a dentist.
- Use temporary fillings or crown repair
Temporary fillings can be used to protect a lost filling or crown by filling repair kits. They secure a loose crown or cap and help you to get back on your daily activities such as eating or brushing your teeth till you get your permanent replacement.
The materials, of which these temporary fillings are made, are similar to what your dentist would use to repair.
Is it easy to apply on an affected tooth? Yes! You simply apply the crown repair or temporary filling and hold it with light pressure on the tooth. Most of them do not need mixing and dry in a few minutes. These kits are also helpful if the waiting period has not been met on your insurance or when you don’t have insurance coverage right now.
How would your dentist help if you lose a filling or crown?
Whether you have your crown or lost it, your dentist will start with removing the newly-merged cavity on your tooth. Sometimes the deformation of the tooth due to dental cavity does not let your dentist uses the old crown. In this case, he suggests a new crown. Otherwise, he or she would check how your old crown fits your tooth and prepares your tooth surface.
Your dentist may recommend a more robust solution, namely as tooth removal or a root canal, to your tooth problems. You can ask your dentist to provide you with some instructions on oral hygiene to control bacterial plaque, as one of the major causes of tooth decay under a filling.
It is so important to choose the right and professional orthodontist who makes the whole process easier and keep you comfortable throughout your treatment by using up-to-date advances.
Your decision for getting braces has been really important and you should not be doubtful of the pressure on your teeth has hurt you. For more technical ways to reduce the discomfort of the braces or a consultation on other oral health issues, never hesitate to call us at Dr.H’s dental clinic where a group of dentists and orthodontists are available to provide you with 24/7 dental services!