Medicated or Treatment Filling or a Pulp Cap
Robin D. Lobato, D.D.S., P.C. 702-877-0500 office
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Medicated or Treatment Filling, or a ‘pulp cap’
A medicated temporary filling has been placed in your tooth today. This was done because the tooth had been sensitive or the decay was deep and close to the pulp (nerve) of your tooth. If the tooth feels fine for four to six weeks, the treatment filling will be replaced with a permanent restoration. You may experience slight sensitivity during that period of time. If this sensitivity is severe or persists, please notify us right away. If the treatment filling was placed because decay was deep under a restoration to protect the nerve, and you have pain, you made need a root canal if the pain persists.