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Decayed tooth

After temporary filling and excavation of decayed tooth, My doctor suggested to do permanent filling after 1 month. Just wanted to know why so long?
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If the decay extends very deep so as there is a doubt if it has entered the pulp of tooth, a waiting period is usually advised. In case you have symptoms of pain or swelling within this time, you will be advised for a root canal treatment of that teeth. If no pain,  all well and good, the temporary teeth can be made into a permanent restoration.
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