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A 38-year-old member asked:

Will that work as a temporary filling until i can go see a dentist for a cavity?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Go to your pharmacy.: Temporary dental filling material is available for purchase over the counter at your local pharmacy. It may seem self-evident, but needs to be stressed: temporary filling material is only for temporary use, and will do nothing to prevent the progression of tooth decay or avert dental infection. You should arrange for professional dental service at your earliest opportunity.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 13 years experience
What Work?: There are some temp materials at some pharmacies that you can place but they are limited and getting to the dentist is the best option.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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