Tooth Filling Fell Out? Take Care Of Your Tooth & Try This Temporary Natural Solution

You might think that fillings are permanent, but a filling can fall out for a number of reasons. The following guide offers a few steps you can take if you find yourself in this position. This is a temporary fix until you can see your dentist.

Steps To Take After Your Filling Falls Out

  1. The first thing you need to do is remove the filling from your mouth and any other fragments that might have come out. Check your food if you were eating when your filling popped out of place. The filling is not toxic, but it may cause an infection if it goes down the wrong pipe or trachea.
  2. Call your cosmetic dentist to make an appointment as soon as you can. Make sure you ask about a discount or free work if the filling was just placed. Your dentist should have made sure that the filling was properly bonded with your tooth.
  3. The exposed area is sensitive and in danger. Be sure to keep your tooth clean and gently brush off any food particles. You do not want an infection on your recently exposed tooth.
  4. Rinse your mouth out with warm saltwater. Make sure you use sea salt because it has a natural high pH value. A high pH value helps make your mouth uninhabitable to oral pathogens.
  5. Pour a drop of clove oil on a clean gauze or Q-tip, and put it on your tooth if you have any pain. Clove oil numbs the nerves and should help alleviate some of your pain.

The aforementioned steps should help, but do your best to talk to your cosmetic dentist as soon as possible.

A Temporary and Natural Filling While You Wait

You'll need the following ingredients:

  • Mastic gum (you will need 1/4 pound because you'll have to change the piece from time to time)
  • Clove oil

You should find mastic gum at your local health food store or in middle eastern stores.


  1. Make sure the hole is completely clean.
  2. Add a drop of clove oil over the hole.
  3. Chew on the mastic gum until it softens. Fill the hole with the mastic gum.
  4. You will have to remove the mastic gum before eating, as it will fall out. You can exchange the gum at this time.

As you can see, there are things you can do to deal with your tooth-related mishap. Be sure to tell your oral health specialist, like Dr. George Yarzabek, DDS, about some of the steps you took to take care of your tooth so that he or she is aware.