It may have been necessary to use a temporary filling if:
- Your treatment requires more than one appointment
- Your tooth needs a short period of time to heal
- You have a deep cavity in which the pulp of the tooth became exposed
- You need emergency dental treatment
Please follow all the instructions listed above for fillings.
Most importantly, remember that temporary fillings are exactly that. Temporary. They are not meant to last. They will typically fall out or fracture within a few months or less. If you have a temporary filling, it is critical that you return for a follow-up appointment to get permanent treatment. Failure to do so could result in infection, a broken tooth or other complications.