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Advice following dental fillings
What to do to reduce the discomfort after having new fillings:
- Pay attention not to burn or bite yourself before the effect of the anesthesia is completely gone.
- Avoid chewing on the filling side especially hard things for at least the first 24 hours.
- Avoid very hot or cold things for one to two weeks to reduce tooth sensitivity. This sensitivity to heat and cold reduces gradually but can last up to 3 months.
What to expect:
- When we work on your tooth to do a filling we irritate it and create inflammation. To reduce the resulting discomforts take anti-inflammatory drugs such as Advil.
- Sometimes when you’re too frozen it can be difficult to properly adjust the tooth. If you feel a discomfort when you bite because your tooth is too high, come back for a small adjustment.
- If the pain continues after 3 months, or increases instead of decreasing, there is a risk of needing a root canal treatment.