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How to Deal with a Lost Filling

Although losing a filling can be an unfortunate surprise, there are a handful of temporary solutions which can be employed before seeing your dentist. How can you protect your teeth and remain comfortable until the appointment?

– Gently rinse your mouth with salt water to remove any excess food particles and debris.

– Sugar-free gum can actually act as a temporary filling.

– A small amount of clove oil can relieve any slight pain before visiting the dentist.

“Carefully remove food debris, brush gently around the area, and try to chew on the opposite side of your mouth.”

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