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Broken filling Weeks to wait Where can I get Pro advice?
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Not the only one here, I have a cracked filling in a molar and dentists can't treat it till the coronavirus passes. I know from experience that if you leave a tooth exposed for a few weeks, bacteria get in, damages the interior of the tooth, and in due course the tooth dies. (It happened to me a few years back.)
Who can advise on how to look after a cracked filling and keep the tooth safe for a prolonged period?
Doesn't seem to be any phone advice from any dentist we know.
Only advice, from a reception lady (well meant) was to put in a tooth repair kit. But they are not meant to be left in for more than 48 hours, and could make the situation worse by trapping debris. I am using warm soapy water, but don't want to push it around with a brush too much in case I make it worse.
It may not even need drilling, to put a clean temporary filling in, as it's a new break and not a "bad" tooth - I had my checkup just in January!
Are there any dentists here who can advise? Or anyone with personal experience of a long term broken filling?