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Q. A year ago my root canal filling fell off. How bad can it be now?

Answered by
Dr. Shwetha Hegde
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 28, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jul 26, 2019

Hi doctor,

I had a root canal and the filling fell off. I am too afraid of dentists. Hence, I did not go back to get a permanent filling. How bad can it be now? It has been a year. What to do?

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Let me start by telling you that if you have been to the dentist and sat through the root canal procedure then getting a filling should be a cake walk.
  • Without a filling covering a root canal filled tooth, either the root canal will fail or the tooth might just breakdown. That is because a root canal filled tooth becomes brittle over time and having a filling gives it some strength. So, it is important that you get the tooth examined and filled as soon as possible.
  • Let me also tell you that you could talk about your fear of dental treatment with your dentist and he or she could help you overcome those fears.

For further information consult a dentist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dentist


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