Post-Operative Instructions for a Temporary Onlay

After your temporary onlay is placed, it is essential to follow these post-operative care instructions provided by the team at Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry in Dunedin, Florida, while you await your final restoration. Immediately after your temporary onlay placement, it is essential to avoid eating or drinking until the anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury to your lips, tongue, and cheeks. It’s normal to experience some sensitivity to pressure, heat, and cold for several days following the procedure, but this should pass as your mouth adapts to the temporary onlay. 

If you experience discomfort, you can use desensitizing toothpaste. Your temporary restoration may be shaped slightly differently than your original tooth. Your tongue may magnify these minor differences, but you will become accustomed to them within a few days. 

You should resume regular brushing and flossing immediately to keep the temporary onlay and supporting tooth free of plaque buildup and decay. However, use care when brushing around it and avoid flossing teeth adjacent to the onlay, as this may cause it to come loose or fall off. It is common for a small portion of the temporary onlay to wear away or break off. 

However, if your temporary restoration comes off completely, save the temporary onlay and call your doctor to re-cement it. Your temporary restoration must stay in place to protect the tooth from damage or decay and ensure the proper fit for your final restoration. 

If your bite feels uneven, or if you experience persistent pain or sensitivity outside of the norm, it is important to contact the office of Drs. Lepore and Dougherty at (727) 608-4690 for assistance.

Our Dental Savings Plans

Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry believes that everyone should have access to high-quality dental care and that financial constraints or insurance status shouldn’t stand in the way for anyone to receive such care. That’s why we have introduced Dental Savings Plans as we don’t want you to compromise on your dental health. We have two plans – Standard and Wellness - offered at an annual membership fee of $429 and $729 respectively.

Membership will entitle you to a host of benefits including free and discounted treatments with a focus on your overall health.

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As a person with extreme anxiety (especially at the dentist) I have to say, this is one of the few places I have ever felt comfortable. Well, as comfortable as I can, that is. The staff has always gone out of their way to make sure I was doing okay and never made me feel like I was being ridiculous (even though I usually am). I am greatly appreciative of their patience, humor, and honesty.

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