Filling In For a Filling!

teeth health dentist smileA lost filling can lead to days of discomfort or pain. However, there are a few stop-gap measures you can take to alleviate any suffering:
– Use dental cement, an over-the-counter product, as a temporary protective cover for the missing filling
– Clove oil is an effective painkiller and should be dabbed lightly around the sensitive area
– Sugar-free chewing gum can be packed into the gap to act as a temporary filling
A lost filling is “not exactly a dental emergency” and it could take time before your dentist can schedule an appointment. In the meantime, take care to clean your teeth properly and you can find other useful information at