how to take a temporary filling out

by Angel
(NewLexington,Ohio)

I bought some temporary filling yesterday and I followed directions. The thing is I think I put it in too tightly because it is hurting my tooth now that it has hardened. I need to know how do I take it out and re-do it over again..

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Temporary
by: Sharon B., RDH

Hi Angel,

You may be feeling pressure because the tooth could be abscessing and looking for an area for the infection to drain. Over the counter temporary filling is only meant to get you through until you can get in to see your dentist, no longer. It's great if you're out of town on vacation and are seeing your dentist the same day you get back.

Your dentist can remove this packing for you. Please call them for a check-up immediately to make sure there is not a more severe condition that requires treatment such as a root canal.

No MOney for dentist NEW
by: Anonymous

I need a better quicker answer as i have no money for the dentist and this temporary filling is hurting something fierce. please someone have a solution to break down the filling or something. I know i may need a root canal but how the heck am i gonna pay for it?

going through the same NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm going through the same thing. I've had mine in for about a month because I'm broke and can't afford dentist to have the broken tooth removed. Now I'm in tears and searching how to remove it. But I'm afraid it may hurt worse by trying to remove it and exposing the nerves

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by: Rosket

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Help NEW
by: Anonymous

Did anyone have a soulution on how to get out temp filling??

Let's experiment ... NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm about to try chewing gum, let you guys know here shortly

Don't do what i done! NEW
by: Matt

I tried taking my temporary filling out using a sewing pin and it actually worked but i think i may have hit a nerve or something and now Im in more pain than before

Mabey this helps.......... NEW
by: Anonymous

I do NOT suggest taking it out on your own. Personally I went to the dentist today and after explaining to her the pain I was going through, and why I had to fill it on my own. She said it was okay to fill it but not ok removing it on my own she said due to my case I need a root canal so with holes in your teeth anyone can easily expose or expose more of a nerve or nerves. My aadvice would be have a dentist do it.

Same boat NEW
by: Anonymous

I've been to the dentist and its been almost a week of pain while waiting for them to do something! They said that they thought they could do a root canal, but now they're just going to pull it...but now I have to wait another week before they do. The putty hurts so bad so I started youtubing home tooth extraction and I'm thinking that can't hurt nearly as bad as it has been. I really wish there was more info on how to loosen this temporarily filling..

Over the counter temp filler removal NEW
by: Anonymous

I used dentex as a temp filler until dentist was back open after bank holidays. Needed to remove it as it caused pain.
After trying with toothpick with no avail, in sheer desperation I applied toothpaste to a cotton bud and left for a few moments.
My tooth was very sore so I just kept applying toothpaste and gently rubbing with the cotton bud. After a while the temp filler came away when I brushed with a soft toothbrush.
Hope this helps.

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