Post-Op Instructions – Fillings
If anesthetic was used as part of the treatment, your lips, tongue, cheeks, and teeth may be numb for several hours following the appointment. We recommend that you avoid chewing until the numbness has completely worn off. After your appointment, it is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, as well as to pressure. Your gums may also be sore. To reduce pain and swelling, rinse three times per day with warm salt water (put one teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water).
Avoid chewing hard foods and chewing directly on the new fillings for 24 hours after your appointment. You might want to try to chew only on the opposite side of the mouth.
If you experience persistent pain or if your bite feels uneven or “off,” please contact Magnolia Family Dental.