Notes on Fillings

  1. It may take an hour for the numb sensation to go away after receiving a filling. Avoid chewing until you can feel again.
  2. Children who have filings should be watched so they do not chew their tongue or lips while numb. This can cause damage while they are numb.
  3. If you receive silver Amalgam fillings, do not bite down hard on anything or chew for 24 hours after the procedure.
  4. It is common to feel sensitivity to cold and heat the first few days. You may also have some tenderness or soreness on the gums.

If you are in pain or feel uncomfortable after three days, give us a call. We are also here to answer any questions or listen to your concerns.