"THE WORLD IS BRIGHTER WHEN YOU SMILE"
We have just finished your new white (composite) filling. Here are some important post operative information. If we used anesthetic to numb the area we treated, this numbness in your lips, teeth, and tongue might last for several hours after the procedure. To avoid damage to your tongue and lips, you should avoid any chewing until the numbness has completely worn off.
It is normal to experience some sensitivity to heat, cold, and pressure after your appointment. It is not uncommon for the tooth to be sensitive for several weeks or months. You can also expect some soreness in your gums for several days.
White fillings set completely immediately after they are placed, so as soon as the numbness from the anesthetic subsides, you can chew as you would normally. If your bite feels uneven or if you have any questions or concerns about your new filling, be sure to give us a call.
Sometimes, due to the effects of the local anesthetic, it is quite difficult to make sure that your bite is exactly right. If you feel any discomfort in chewing please let us know. A minor adjustment is usually all it takes to make you more comfortable. Don't wait too long to give us a call! Teeth can become quite sensitive if the bite is "high".