Home care instructions after receiving a temporary inlay at Avon Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:
- Avoid eating or drinking for one hour: After the temporary inlay is placed, avoid eating or drinking anything for at least one hour to allow the cement to set properly.
- Be gentle: Be gentle when biting or chewing on the temporary inlay to avoid dislodging or damaging it.
- Avoid sticky or hard foods: Avoid eating sticky or hard foods that may cause the temporary inlay to come loose or break.
- Maintain oral hygiene: Brush and floss your teeth carefully around the temporary inlay to remove any food particles or plaque buildup. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoid abrasive toothpaste.
- Use a water flosser: A water flosser can be helpful in cleaning around the temporary inlay and preventing plaque buildup.
- Wear a nightguard: If you grind or clench your teeth at night, wear a nightguard to protect the temporary inlay.
- Avoid smoking: Smoking can cause staining and discoloration of the temporary inlay. It is best to avoid smoking during the entire treatment period.
- Schedule follow-up appointments: Attend all follow-up appointments with your dentist to monitor the condition of the temporary inlay and ensure that it is still properly secured.
- Report any issues: If you experience any pain, discomfort, or sensitivity around the temporary inlay, contact your dentist immediately.
Please call our office at 860.674.0707 should you have any questions.