If you have a filling that has been broken, has come loose or has fallen out, please call and come and see us as soon as possible. It is important to get the tooth assessed and repaired as soon as possible even if there is no pain or swelling in the area. If it is left for too long, there is a possibility that more of the tooth may be lost and the tooth may then become difficult or impossible to repair. Further, an unfilled tooth is a food trap. As debris collects in the hole in the tooth, there may be further tooth decay forming and the hole may get deeper until it reaches the nerve and can no longer be repaired as a simple filling.