Lost Fillings, Crowns, Or Inlay/Onlay

Lightwood Dental | Lost Fillings Crowns Or InlayOnlay | Dentist Ferntree Gully and Knox CityDespite their durability, your dental restorations such as tooth fillings, dental crowns, and inlays/onlays can still be susceptible to damage.

Whether because they have been in place for a long time, trauma, or some other reason, if a restoration comes out it is important to remain calm and follow certain first aid tips to prevent further damage.

At Lightwood Dental, our trained team can provide immediate attention as well as guide you through the quick and easy first aid steps to help you deal with the situation.

Your Lightwood Dental family dentists at Ferntree Gully and Knox City are quick and efficient so you’ll be back to smiling in no time.

Common Reasons for Lost/Damaged Dental Restorations

  • Misuse of your teeth and dental restorations as in using them as a tool for functions other than eating.
  • Old dental restorations. Heavy chewing and grinding can wear the dental restorations over time.
  • New cavities forming underneath.
  • Improper care.
  • Errors during the initial placement of the restoration.

First Aid Steps for Lost/Damaged Dental Restorations

The following are necessary steps to take before you meet your dentist to prevent further damage. It is important, however, to meet your dentist immediately to ensure absolute safety and make certain of proper repair of your dental restorations.

Dental Crowns

  • Rinse your mouth thoroughly.
  • If you are able to locate the dental crown, clean it and store in a safe place.
  • Apply a little clove oil with a cotton swab to the affected area to reduce pain and sensitivity.
  • Use temporary dental cement that you can purchase over-the-counter or a petroleum jelly to keep your crown in place. Do not use household glue as it can damage your dental crown.
  • Visit your dentist immediately.

Tooth Filings, Inlays/Onlays

  • Remove all remnants of dental restorations from your mouth by rinsing thoroughly.
  • Do not try to reattach these restorations so you don’t accidentally swallow or breathe them in.
  • Apply a little clove oil with a cotton swab to the affected area to reduce pain and sensitivity.

Most of the time, swallowed filings, inlays/onlays debris simply pass without a problem. However, if you accidentally breathe them in, they can cause an infection in your lungs.

This is only one reason it is important to visit your dentist immediately.

At Lightwood Dental, we ensure safety by performing thorough examination before repairing the damaged dental restorations.

Prompt Action For Lost/Damaged Dental Restorations At Lightwood Dental

Lightwood Dental, your family dentists in Ferntree Gully and Knox City stress the importance of urgency and efficiency in any dental emergency. We hope that you not only get your smile back but more importantly we hope to ensure that you are safe from any further risks.

We guarantee Same Day Emergency Appointment. We’ll put you first before anything else.

Call us on (03) 9758 2099 or book your appointment online.