Losing a filling can be frustrating but it's easy to fix and isn't usually considered a dental emergency. However if left untreated, a lost filling can go on to cause more serious problems to your oral health.
When you lose a filling or a filling falls out it might not always be obvious, especially if the filling is small.
If you've lost a filling you may experience the following symptoms:
Fillings can fall out or get lost due to a number of reasons. It's common to lose a filling from a sporting injury or you could lose a filling from biting food that's too hard.
Fillings can also fall out due to tooth decay around the restored tooth, or simply because you've had that filling for many years.
If you think you might have lost a filling you should book an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.