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Saturday, December 3, 2016
Cosmetic temporary after open and drain?
My nephew had his front tooth broken in an accident. The dentist performed an open and drain. My nephew was sent home with obviously broken tooth to wait a month and a half to finish the rootcanal. This was the doctor`s first available appointment. Could some kind of cosmetic temporary be done to get him by this month and a half? He is very self conscious of his broken tooth. Thanks!
Answer:I cannot speak to the services offered by your provider but sometimes a large, temporary filling can be placed to help with aesthetics.
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Melissa McCartney Drum, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University