AC – Decay management

We placed a temporary long term filling to allow your tooth to heal. This is not a long term restoration. Before you leave, we will make an appointment with you to come back check the healing of your decay before we place a long term filling.


It is normal to experience some hot, cold and pressure sensitivity after your appointment.


After each appointment when anesthetic has been used, your lips, teeth, and tongue may be numb for several hours after the appointment. Please avoid any chewing until the numbness has completely worn off (if you are hungry it is recommended to have liquids instead in this period).


It is normal to feel some unevenness and occasional high spots after your filling appointments – these are normal for the first 3-4 days.


If you feel that your bite feels uneven after the above period, if you have persistent pain or if you have any other questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact our office.


In our practice we use a special medication using silver fluoride combined with potassium iodide to help your dentine. During the first 6 months if you go to another dentist and he/she takes an x-ray the tooth will look as if they have a decay. It is normal to have this situation as your tooth is still in the middle of healing with the medication in place. Please do not mistake this for having an active decay present.


Another downside of having this medication in place is that it has the potential to stain your teeth. Even if the tooth is stained it does not mean that it still has decay! If it is in your front tooth we will do our best to prevent the staining from happening by putting extra protective layers to mask it. If it does show up in your front teeth contact us to make a booking and we will address it for you.

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