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How long will a temporary filling last?

How long will a temporary filling last?

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, rather than later. ...Read more

Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more


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My temporary filling is really hurting what can I do?

My temporary filling is really hurting what can I do?

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 normal. The transition from dull aching pain to constant, sharp and severe pain is a bad sign. There is a chance you are going to need an endodontic treatment. See your dentist for re-evaluation and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Temporary filling fell out replace, what should I do?

Get treatment: You should get the definitive restoration for the best seal and longest life of the restoration, whatever it might be. ...Read more

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How can I treat a toothache after a temporary filling?

How can I treat a toothache after a temporary filling?

See below: The question is why did you get a temporary filling in the first place. Was your cavity too large and you might have needed a root canal? Anyways you can take some otc pain medication like advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). See your dentist for a permanent restoration. ...Read more

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What to do if there's constant pain after getting temporary fillings?

What to do if there's constant pain after getting temporary fillings?

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 assessment is needed. Usually it is just one tooth, that can be treated
initially by meds, Go see the doc about it.
Best BD ...Read more

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Will losing temporary filling after root canal ok?

Will losing temporary filling after root canal ok?

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 the tooth is exposed to contaminants like saliva, bacteria and food, root canal will become contaminated and eventually leak. Go back to your dentist right the way to have it checked. ...Read more

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Temporary filling came out after root canal and now I'm experiencing pain when I bite down, help?

See a dentist ASAP: Pain and/or swelling indicate you have an infection. See your dentist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Temporary filling fell out after root canal, what can I do?

Temp filling: Some drug stores sell over the counter temporary fillings that you can try. Since the root canal seal is far below the surface of the tooth, there is little danger of infecting the tooth from the lost filling assuming you have an appointment in the near future to restore the tooth permanently. ...Read more

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Temporary filling fell out after root canal and is causing pain. Why is there pain?

Temporary filling fell out after root canal and is causing pain. Why is there pain?

See your dentist: This may be part of the normal healing process. Have the dentist take a look at the tooth. ...Read more

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I have had a pulpotomy done on my tooth 1 day ago, and there a temporary filling there. But now I am experiencing pain. What does that mean?

This can happen: Pain after pulpotomy can happen. Just means the nerve is still responding to inflammation, may also be an infection. I would suggest going back to the treating dentist for an evaluation. See if the root canal therapy can be completed. That will usually solve the problem of the pain. Good Luck ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for removing a temporary filling? Will the dentist inject the patient?

It depends: On a few variables including the status of the dental pulp, the material used for the temp filling, and the preference of the patient. I'd say about half the time, an injection is unnecessary in my world and the other half absolutely requires it. Sometimes fear of anticipated pain rules the day and an injection is placed when it may not have really been needed. Every situation is unique. ...Read more

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Can you use temporary fillings on a hole in your molar? Can't get into my dentist for two weeks.

Can you use temporary fillings on a hole in your molar? Can't get into my dentist for two weeks.

Won't help: The bacteria infecting your tooth are anaerobic, and therefore don't need oxygen to survive. Covering them over with a temporary material will not decrease their activity. You have an infection, make the time to get it treated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How long after a retreatment of a root canal with a temporary filling, can you eat on that side/tooth?

How long after a retreatment of a root canal with a temporary filling, can you eat on that side/tooth?

Root canal: For specific info about your case, I suggest asking the endodontist or oral surgeon who treated you. ...Read more

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I need to know how do you get rid of the pain after a root canal is half way through with a temporary filling?

Toothache: How long ago did you have the first half of the root canal completed? If you are experiencing pain, then I would call your dentist and let them know. They might want to get you back in. They might be able to get your some pain meds. You might even need some antibiotics. Call you dentist and they will help you out. That's our job. ...Read more

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Temporary filling very close to nerve starts hurting months later - should you wait to see if antibiotics cure the pain or go ahead with root canal?

Temporary filling very close to nerve starts hurting months later - should you wait to see if antibiotics cure the pain or go ahead with root canal?

Antibiotics: If you need antibiotics, you are infected, and if infected, you need root canal therapy. BTW, antibiotics are not painkillers... have your dentist test the tooth for vitality. Either the nerve is still vital or it's not. ...Read more

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My filling fell out and took part of my tooth with it, and the nerves are exposed making it painful to eat or drink. Is a temporary filling viable unt?

My filling fell out and took part of my tooth with it, and the nerves are exposed making it painful to eat or drink. Is a temporary filling viable unt?

Broken tooth: A temporary restoration may alleviate some of your pain for a few days until you can be seen. The tooth probably has extensive decay which can cause an infection within the tooth. Please make your dental visit a priority. ...Read more

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My new molar crown, infected, root canalled by hole, temporary filling fall out, so went different dr, is filling method same, if root canalled or not?

My new molar crown, infected, root canalled by hole, temporary filling fall out, so went different dr, is filling method same, if root canalled or not?

Is this the problem?: 1) you had a new crown placed on one of your molars (was this a replacement for a previous crown that failed?)
2) infection then occurred, they did a root canal treatment& placed a temp filling which fell out
3) you went to new dentist,
this treatment is possible: remove current crown, build up tooth & place new crown. Or if the crown is intact with just a small hole, fill hole up with composite. ...Read more

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I recently had a root canal, but am unable to afford the crown. How long do I have until I loose the tooth? My root canal was at the end of feb. I had a temporary filling, but my insurance ran out before I could pay for the crown.

I recently had a root canal, but am unable to afford the crown. How long do I have until I loose the tooth? My root canal was at the end of feb. I had a temporary filling, but my insurance ran out before I could pay for the crown.

That: That would depend on which tooth it was, the condition of the tooth itself, and your bite. A tooth that is in the front of the mouth that does not contact any teeth when you bite could last many years without a crown. A tooth in the back of the mouth like a molar that you bite against and had a large cavity and/or multiple fillings in it prior to having root can break in a few weeks. You need to see your dentist and talk to him or her about your situation. If the tooth is vulnerable, you may be able to have a temporary crown made to protect the tooth for several months until you can afford the permanent crown. ...Read more

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My root canal and temporary filling fell out. Is there any danger to the tooth?

My root canal and temporary filling fell out. Is there any danger to the tooth?

Permanent fill: It is very important to have a permanent restoration placed on the root canal tooth to prevent bacteria from entering where the temp filling may leak. This should ideally be done within a week to a month of completing the root canal. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 9mths preg & my root canal temporary filling (which I got when I was 3mths preg) fell out this mrn. Due to give birth in 1wk. What should I do?

Rct: See your dentist and get the temporary filling replaced. Your dentist can advise you when the best time for the definitive restoration will be. ...Read more

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I just had a root canal and the temporary filling at top of tooth fell out. Should I go back to the dentist?

YES!: It is important to keep bacteria out of the access hole and a temporary restoration will help. Also, it is important to have a permanent restoration to prevent bacteria from seeping into the tooth and causing further decay of the remaining tooth structure. This should be done within a month or two after having the root canal completed. ...Read more

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I just had a root canal yesterday. I got the temporary filling placed. Can I drink alcohol?

I just had a root canal yesterday. I got the temporary filling placed. Can I drink alcohol?

Likely Yes: If you don't have any pain, and have not been prescribed any antibiotics, you can drink alcohol. Just make sure that you stay away from biting on that tooth until you get the permanent restoration (crown). Specially, be careful if you have a few too many drinks and forget that you should not be biting on the tooth. Of course, it is not very healthy to have a few too many drinks ;-). ...Read more

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Dentist took old filling, she told me save tooth but then cavity beyond gum swollen and put temporary filling. What is going to happen?

Dentist took old filling, she told me save tooth but then cavity beyond gum swollen and put temporary filling. What is going to happen?

Extraction: It sounds like you will need an extraction of the tooth. You might be able to save it with a root canal and crown, but if too much of the tooth is gone from decay then it will need extracted. You can then replace it with an implant and crown or have a bridge made. ...Read more

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My dentist placed biodentine as temporary filling. Days after, it hurts. It's like my tooth will fall. What will I do? Do I need to undergo root canal?

Most likely: These signs may indicate that you have a diseased tooth or infected nerve and therefore may need a root canal. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Can I brush my teeth after a root canal? I have the temporary filling.

Can I brush my teeth after a root canal? I have the temporary filling.

Yes, carefully: Please know that temporary fillings are soft and do not support your tooth. Eat carefully as root canal teeth are brittle and could break. Make sure you have an appointment asap with your dentist to build up the tooth or place a post and possibly construct a crown (cap) or onlay for the tooth. ...Read more

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My tooth hurts, because I have lost a temporary filling. It is causing teeth pain. It feels like, when you drink something cold. Is it dangerous?

Infection: If the tooth becomes infected (abscessed) it could be dangerous. You MUST have temporary filling replaced as soon as possible to seal off the opening into the tooth. Note the word "temporary." That means just a few weeks, not months or years. Please call your Dentist before your chronic problem becomes an acute problem. ...Read more