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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
45 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Materials like irm can last for 3 to 6 months. Other material like cavitec will last a matter of weeks. Get the permanent restoration fixed sooner, ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Easy: Call your dentist back. May need replacement.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
It is not normal: and you want this problem resolved before you get the final restoration. If this goes away, 6-8 weeks, then tooth is recovering and getting back to no ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Get treatment: You should get the definitive restoration for the best seal and longest life of the restoration, whatever it might be.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Call your dentist: You can take ibuprophen for pain relieve. But without knowing what was done and why you have a temporary filling i can't give more help, than this. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
47 years experience Dentistry
Temp filling pain: Temporary Fillings are just that. They are sedative to prevent further disease. BUT if the disease has already progressed too far then further assessm ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yu
Dr. John Yu answered
16 years experience Endodontics
No: It is normal to wear out some of the temporary filling. However, it is not good to have the temporary filling completely out. Once the inside of th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Hard to say...: You may have an infection, or the tooth may be fractured. Cannot tell over the internet... But i bet your local dentist can. Call for an appointment.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Temp Filling: We get these calls all the time. The temporary is a clay like material and the outer part tends to wear away or break off a bit... usually without con ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Get it fixed!: Root canal treatment must be followed up with a definitive restoration of the tooth. A leak into the root canal filling could cause a failure of the ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
26 years experience Dentistry
Possible fracture: That fact that a temp filling fell out may suggest that there is a fracture in the tooth. A devitalized tooth is more brittle than a vital tooth an ... Read More
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