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#1 of 5 Old 01-17-2009, 02:17 AM - Thread Starter
 
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In between one of my front teeth I have a cavity that bothers me when I floss. There was also another small cavity on that same tooth that I had filled previously. Well, it just fell out! Now I have this big hole behind my front tooth!

We have no money to fix this. Unless we charge it on our already close to being maxxed out CC.

Will the same dentist charge me to fix this? I have to get the other cavity filled while I am there because it is going to start hurting if I don't fix it. Sigh.

I can't go til Wed. Is that temporary dental filling stuff any good/necessary?
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How old is that filling? if it's rather recent they might not charge you. Although if you get another filling on the same tooth it's possible they won't charge you additional fee to replace the one fallen out. Filling a small cavity doesn't usually cost too much. Don't wait until it gets big.

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It is less than 6 months old, so I suppose she should replace it for free. I am going to go this week. Sigh.
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I think you will probably have to pay unless you can prove the dentist did bad work.

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Unfortunately most of the time a filling falls out is because there is decay underneath, so it has to be further drilled...not just patched up. If the decay is really bad underneath it may need a root canal or to be extracted if you don't want a rc.

Since it was really recent they may pay for it. But I just had a crown done in April and now have to have the tooth extracted. The dentist doesn't claim any responsibility, he just said root canals make teeth brittle (he didn't do the root canal..that was done 2 1/2 yrs ago..he just did the crown). Also, the endodontist who did the root canal warned me I may loose the tooth any ways, so I don't personally blame anyone other than myself for not just getting the darn thing extracted in the beginning.

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