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Half of tooth very loose



Junior member
Sep 9, 2012
Hi everyone,

I have a molar on my upper jaw, that i looked up as the "second premolar" that was filled deeply, possibly a root canal in that past but I can't remember. The filling dropped out completely onto my plate whilst eating which left me with a tooth with resembled an arch. Now the inner side of the tooth is almost completely loose, the outer side is firm and not moving.

Is there anyway of saving the tooth? or will I have to have it removed?. I have a dentist appointment on the 17th of the month, I've had to wait because its a specialist phobia clinic. Now I already have a missing tooth "first premolar" right next to this tooth so I'm very worried about losing this tooth as well. I have read about maybe having a bridge but I'm not sure if it will work. Nearly all my teeth on that side of my mouth are very ground down, the incisors are practically flattened, whilst on the other side they are pointed.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


Aug 17, 2012
Noone can tell if that tooth can be saved without looking at it, it depends on how decayed it is.


Well-known member
Jan 14, 2011
I had a large filling fall out of a back upper tooth when I was eating a fruit pastille some years ago. The tooth had been problematic for some time and the dentist had assured me all was well. What had dropped out when I inspected it was the gold filling attached to a lump of cement. It was a root filled tooth. There was a large hole left behind.

The important thing is that the tooth was saved at that time. I kept the filling, took it to the dentist and he cemented back in. So maybe all will be fine for you.

The same tooth later did need extracting for one reason or another and upon reflection I should have visited a good dentist about that tooth rather than a drill and fill kind of dentist. I was a little naive then. DFC has enlightened me. :)

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