Dressing Of Tooth

Dressing Of Tooth

Tooth dressing is a temporary filling material used to protect a tooth and its exposed pulp after removing the cavity. It is also called provisional filling, intermediate restoration, or temporary filling. It comprises a soft, pliable material like zinc oxide eugenol or resin.

The material is placed into the tooth cavity or over the exposed pulp to help protect the tooth from bacteria and other irritants till a permanent filling or crown is placed. Tooth dressing is an effective method to protect a damaged tooth before the permanent restoration. It prevents teeth from further infection or damage.

What is the cost of a Dressing of Tooth?

The cost of tooth dressing in Pakistan ranges between 5000-8000 PKR and might vary depending on the number of teeth dressed and the chosen dentist.

What diagnosis leads to Tooth Dressing?

Tooth dressing is used when:

  • The dental cavity is removed and the tooth needs temporary protection before the permanent restoration is placed.

  • A tooth undergoes root canal treatment and a crown is yet to be placed.

  • Dental decay due to poor oral hygiene, sugary and acidic foods, genetics, age, trauma, or other medical conditions.

  • Gum disease, cracks, or fractures.

What is the procedure for Tooth Dressing?

Tooth dressing is a simple procedure that is completed in a single visit to the dentist and involves the following steps:

  • The dentist visually examines or uses X-rays to evaluate your damaged tooth. He will also determine if a tooth dressing is needed. 

  • After this, any decayed or damaged tissues are removed from the tooth.

  • Tooth dressing material is placed over the exposed tooth pulp or in the cavity.  

  • The dressing is then shaped and molded to fit the contours of the tooth.

  • The dentist will ensure that the tooth dressing creates a smooth surface for biting and chewing by making necessary adjustments.

Depending on the extent of the decay and the filling size, the dental procedure takes only 30-40 minutes to complete.

What are the risks & complications associated with Tooth Dressing?

Dressing of teeth is a simple dental procedure, but sometimes causes temporary complications including:

  • The dressing may dislodge or break before the permanent dental restoration.

  • The patient might experience tooth sensitivity or pain after a few hours of undergoing tooth dressing.

  • Tooth filling material or instruments used for a dental procedure might cause allergic reactions.

What to expect after Tooth Dressing?

  • After having your tooth dressed, you may feel dental numbness for a few hours.

  • Patients may experience sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweet foods or drinks for a few hours and sometimes days. This sensitivity will diminish as soon as the filling adjusts to the new restoration.

  • Post-surgical tooth discomfort or soreness is quite common. Deal with this by altering your eating and drinking habits, such as avoiding hard, sticky foods for a few days.

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