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A basic dental filling in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, is intended to repair a small to medium-sized cavity for a long time. However, fillings rarely last forever, and larger, older fillings are even more likely to fall out of place. Sometimes you might even be able to notice a filling that is about to go bad. Common symptoms include increased tooth sensitivity, pain when chewing, or a change in the tooth’s color and texture. Other times there is no warning sign at all and you just suddenly notice that the filling is missing.

If one of your fillings is giving you trouble or if it falls out, you need to have it addressed by your dentist, Dr. [dcotor_name], as soon as possible. The compromised tooth enamel could fracture or continue to decay, leading to even more serious complications.

If the filling was small, your dentist might be able to repair it by removing a small amount of the enamel and cementing a new filling in place.

If it was a large filling, or if the decay has compromised too much of the tooth’s enamel, he might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown.

If you have recently lost a filling, or if you suspect one is going bad, you should call Sandpiper Dental at 763-561-7000 to schedule an appointment.