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What Care I Should Take After A Tooth Filling Procedure

Please follow below guidelines for the best outcome after a tooth filling treatment

before and after photos of amalgam filling to composite filling

A guide to what you should expect and what care or precautions you should take after tooth filling or restoration is done for you:

What You Should Expect

  • It is common to feel mild sensitivity to hot and cold for a few days. If sensitivity to hot and cold persists for more than 3 days, please contact us.
  • You may feel that your bite is uneven and there is something on biting surface of your teeth while chewing. If this feeling does not go away within 1 day please contact us immediately as you might have high points which may require little adjustment to give you maximum comfort while chewing.
  • Fillings do not last forever. Regular dental checkups are essential to determine the integrity of filled or restored tooth and also for maintenance of general oral health.
  • In some cases where you have received a very deep filling, you might feel mild pain, especially while chewing. The pain should go away in 1-3 days. If pain persists for more than 3 days, please contact us to determine cause of pain.
  • If you have severe pain after receiving filling, please contact us immediately.
  • If the procedure was done under local anesthesia, you may feel numbness for 3-4 hours in certain parts of your mouth and face. If numbness persists for more than 12 hours, please contact us.

What Care Or Precautions You Should Take

  • Do not eat or drink anything for 1 hour.
  • Do not rinse you mouth with water, mouthwash or any other liquid for 1 hour.
  • If you have received a Glass Ionomer Cement or Silver Amalgam filling, avoid chewing from that side for 24 hours.
  • Do not chew Pan or Gutkha with your restored tooth.
  • If you have received filling in your front tooth, avoid biting with front tooth. Example: Avoid taking bite from apple with you front tooth. Apple should be cut into pieces and eaten with back teeth.
  • If anesthesia was given in lower jaw than please avoid eating anything until the anesthesia wears off and the numbness is gone.
  • If you have been prescribed any medication, take it regularly according to prescription and do not alter the schedule or duration of medication without consulting your dentist.

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