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Temporary fillings

5 June, 2006


I went to the dentist today and also did a hefsek taharah. The dentist put temporary fillings in two teeth. One will be removed in nine days (on day 2 after mikveh b”h), the other one in 16 days (on day 9 after mikveh b”h).

I am on fertility treatment and it would be terrible to delay mikveh due to temporary fillings. What can I do?


You may immerse with the filling scheduled for replacement nine days after immersion.

The other filling is a bit more of an issue, since it is scheduled to be removed less than seven days after immersion.  It would be preferable for you to reschedule that appointment for at least five days later.  If the appointment cannot be postponed, then you may immerse with the filling, so long as it fits well and could theoretically stay in for longer.

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