There are many reasons why your dentist may use a temporary dental filling. Perhaps you had a root canal, or maybe you're waiting for a gold filling or crown for one of your teeth. Whatever the reason, you may be wondering what you can and can't do until your tooth is permanently fixed.
Given that the filling is temporary, it requires special care to keep it in place. So let's talk about what a temporary dental filling is as well as why dentists use them. Then, we'll go into what you can eat until a permanent filling is placed. And of course, we'll go over how you can keep up with your daily oral care with the filling in mind.