A temporary filling is not done on a regular basis and has an important purpose if needs to be done. Reasons for you to get a temporary filling could vary from it being an emergency to the damage in your teeth being a major one like a deep cavity that needs time to cure and cannot be fixed in one session.
Temporary filling is made of a soft material that is placed into the tooth to fill a broken area or area of decay. As the name suggests you can stretch its usage only till a few weeks before you get a permanent filling of amalgam or composite.
Temporary fillings are generally done when a tooth needs to be evaluated over time or when you have a deep cavity and we need to work on the tooth to remove all the decay before filling it permanently. To do so, it may take longer than one appointment to get the decay out of the cavity or your tooth or teeth might need time to recover. The temporary filling covers the exposed part of the tooth and saves you the sensitivity which is felt from hot and cold edibles. Some of our temporary fillings also contain soothing ingredients that can help you ease the tooth pain.
We wish for our patients to get a treatment that is good enough to keep them from hurting again. Your smile and oral health is our primary concern, and we are happy to help you lead a healthier life through our services. You can book an appointment or visit us directly at our hospital for a consult.