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Help, My Filling Fell Out! Gainesville, GA
Dental Emergency

Dental fillings are one of the most well-known treatments in dentistry. Fillings are used in both children and adults to repair areas of decay within a tooth. While dental fillings are meant to last for several years without problems, they are not invincible. Whether your filling is nearing the end of its lifespan or you crunched down on something too hard at dinner, it is possible to lose your dental filling or have it fall out unexpectedly. Don’t worry; this is a common dental emergency and one that can be remedied easily and quickly in most cases.

Reasons for a Dislodged Filling

Modern composite tooth fillings are strongly bonded directly to the affected tooth. However, fillings can still fall out or become loose from a variety of reasons, including the following:

  • Teeth grinding habit
  • Bacteria accumulation into the margins of the filling
  • Trauma/damage from biting down on something too hard
  • Old filling that has outlived its lifespan

Why it Needs Replacement

It can be tempting to assume that since your cavity occurred years ago, your tooth does not need the filing any longer. This can be a big mistake. A lost filling always needs to be treated and restored. The structure of your tooth is compromised without the filling, so your tooth is left vulnerable to decay, fracture and infection. This can be more obvious when you feel sensitivity in your tooth without the filling.

An Emergency Dentist Near You

At Gainesville Dental Group, we want to know as soon as you lose or break your dental filling. To safeguard your smile and help you avoid future complications, we can replace your filling quickly. Our office offers emergency dental care for all ages, which includes tooth-colored composite fillings in one simple office visit.

The Gainesville Dental Group
1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 297-0401
Monday & Tuesday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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Contact Us

1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.