Fillings

  • It is not advised to eat on your new filling for one hour or when there is still a feeling of numbness. Children who had fillings done must not bite on their numb lips or tongue as this can cause serious injury. In case of silver amalgam fillings, do not bite hard or chew for 24 hours.
  • It is normal to experience cold and heat sensitivity along with gum soreness for the first few days. Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water can help to alleviate discomfort and swelling. Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water, and then gently swish the water around the tooth and spit. When you experience pain or discomfort for more than a few days after the fillings, feel free to contact our office.
  • 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.
  • With silver fillings, you shouldn’t chew hard foods or chew directly on the new fillings for the first
    24 hours. If possible, chew only on the opposite side of your mouth. If your bite feels uneven, or if you have any questions or concerns about your new filling, please contact our office.