To prevent any discomfort from a new filling, we offer the following advice :
- Prevent from eating very hot or very cold food. It is normal for your teeth to be more sensitive to hot and cold for up to eight weeks.
- Don’t chew on anything that is too hard (first 24 hours) and try to eat with the other side of your mouth.
- In order to “fill” your tooth, we had to prepare a cavity; this irritates the tooth and results in inflammation and tooth sensitivity when the anesthetic wears off. To lessen this discomfort take an anti-inflammatory drug such as Aspirin or Advil or an analgesic such as Tylenol.
- If you feel any discomfort when you bite down on your teeth it may be that the filling is a little too “high”. Please return for a minor adjustment.
- If any pain persists after eight weeks or if it gets worse rather than better, please call us.
- If you have received an anesthetic for your lower teeth, take care not to bite your lip, tongue or cheek.