I am a regular here on this board. I had a lot of dental work done 3 weeks ago. In addition to scaling, root planing and antibiotic treatment, I had a few fillings done as well. All on the same day while I was asleep. Last night while travelling home from work, I noticed that tooth 28 on the lower right side (which is 3rd tooth from the front toward the back of the mouth) where the dentist placed a "white" filling on the side of the tooth was feeling a bit sensitive. I took out a mirror and looked at it and low and behold when I moved it with my finger nail I could pull it up, which I didn't continue to do. I pushed it back down. I have a follow up on this Thursday morning but I got so nervous I called the dentist immeditely from my cell and explained the situation. I called him again about 1/2 hour later worried that my filling would fall out and i would be in pain, which I am not in pain yet. He told me to be careful, etc. and that if anything should arise between last night and Thursday morning, to call his cell phone and he would be around, even though it was a holiday tomorrow.
I am so worried I am going to abscess or something. I dont brush that tooth now, as if I go back it will come up again. I am worried. any advice? He is out of the office today and tomorrow. What can I do to prevent anything bad from happening (other than pray
I just don't want to cause any nerve damage, etc. I would like to just be able to put a new filling. What is it with front teeth......do they not hold fillings?