1. If an anesthetic was used during the treatment, your lips and tongue may be number for several hours after leaving the dental office. It is important to be careful when chewing foods and having hot beverages to prevent a biting or burn injury to the numbed area.
  2. You may experiences some sensitivity to heat, cold, sweet, air and pressure for several days or weeks after the dental fillings. This should subside.
  3. If the sensitivity persists or if you develop other symptoms such as pain or swelling, please visit our dental office.
  4. The gums may be sore after the procedure. If so, you can rinse with warm water and salt three times a day or take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
  5. You may chew with your composite fillings as soon as the anesthetic completely wears off, since they are fully set when you leave the office. However, avoid chewing hard foods such as hard candy, ice, nuts, seeds, etc. as under excessive forces, the resin material can break.
  6. Daily home care will increase the longevity of your new dental filling. You should resume regular brushing and flossing immediately to keep the tooth free of plaque build-up and decay.
  7. If your bite feels uneven, if you have persistent pain and/or sensitivity, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call our dental office for assistance.

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