How long does tooth sensitivity last after onlay?
The sensitivity should subside a few weeks after the placement of the final restoration. A mild pain medication (Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Motrin) every 4 hours) should ease any residual discomfort.
Why is my onlay sensitive?
Your mouth, gums and tongue may feel numb for a few hours after your dental inlay or onlay procedure. This is because the local anesthetic will take time to wear off. You may also feel some gum tenderness. Your tooth may be more sensitive than usual to cold and heat for a few days or weeks after your procedure.
Can an onlay be adjusted?
An onlay may need occlusal adjustment after placement. Because a patient is anesthetized in the office, he or she may not feel a discrepancy in the bite until later when the anesthetic wears off.
Can a dentist temporise a tooth while making an inlay?
If the dentist needs to temporise the tooth, whilst the inlay is being made in the laboratory, to stop it from being sensitive and to prevent bacteria getting into the tooth, then I advise the same precautions as for a temporary crown: Take it easy on that side.
Are there any side effects after an inlay / onlay?
Generally there are very little side effects after having an inlay/ onlay and you are able to chew as normal and return to work pretty much as soon as you leave the dentist. Anaesthetic will take a few hours to wear off, so just be careful during this period. See- How long will the anaesthetic take to wear off? for more information.
What happens to the cement after an inlay?
It is also possible the inlay/onlay feels a little rough once the anaesthetic has worn off. Often this will smooth down naturally after a couple of days of normal eating and chewing. If it persists, just pop back to your dentist; there may be a little excess cement remaining.
Do you need an onlay after a crown?
if an onlay is truly needed (many times teeth are “onlayed” when more simple and less expensive composite fillings would more than suffice) the alternative to it is to crown the tooth. crowns are easier and less technique sensitive. I am not a fan at all of placing onlays on any tooth other than a molar.
How long do dental inlays and onlays last?
Some dentists send dental impressions to a lab that makes inlays and onlays. In this case, your dentist will cement a temporary inlay or onlay in your tooth until your permanent one is ready. The temporary inlay or onlay lasts for a few weeks or months.
Where do I get my inlay and onlay done?
Your dental inlay or onlay procedure will be performed in a dental office or clinic. The procedure varies depending on the type of tooth and inlay or onlay but generally includes these steps: You will sit in a reclining position in the dentist chair and wear a clear shield over your eyes.
How does a dentist prepare a tooth for an inlay?
Your dentist may apply a painless topical anesthetic to numb the gums partially before the injection. Your dentist will use a drill to remove the damaged part of your tooth. He or she will file down certain parts of your tooth to prepare it to stick to the inlay or onlay materials. Your dentist will make a mold (impression) of your tooth.
Is it safe to put an inlay on your teeth?
Placing a dental inlay or onlay is generally considered safe, but there are risks and potential complications. It is only one method used to repair damaged or decayed teeth.