Dental fillings are one of the most common dental restorations. They are typically used to restore small cavities or damaged areas. As long as a dental filling is intact, it will help keep the restored tooth strong and healthy, but if the filling becomes damaged or lost, it can lead to a dental emergency.
Our expert in emergency dentistry in Los Angeles can help with:
- Cracked fillings
Fillings can become cracked much like teeth can. When a filling is cracked, bacteria and debris can reach the tooth beneath the filling, which can lead to decay and infection. The filling must be replaced in order to prevent dental disease.
- Leaking filling
Aging fillings or fillings that have decay near the borders of the restoration can leak. The leaking can expose the tooth beneath the filling to bacteria, infection, and dental disease. The filling must be replaced as soon as possible.
- Lost filling
Aging or damaged fillings can become lost. A lost filling can cause pain in the exposed tooth, as well as increase the risk of decay. It must be replaced as soon as possible.
Call our expert in emergency dental fillings in LA today to schedule your emergency appointment.