Dental Filling

Post Operative Instructions for Dental Filling

What are the Complications of Dental Filling?

After a dental filling operation, these post-operative instructions should be carefully followed. These are the most common post-operative complications of dental filling procedures.

Because an anesthetic has been used, your lips and tongue may be numb for several hours after the appointment. Avoid any chewing motions until the numbness has completely worn off. It is very easy to bite your tongue or lips while you are numb.

The gum tissue embracing the filled tooth, your jaw joint, as well as the area where the anesthetic was injected, may be irritated and sore for several days. This is normal and will subside in a few days. You can chew with your composite fillings normally as soon as anesthesia completely wears off. Additionally, your composite fillings are fully set when you leave the clinic.

You might experience sensitivity to hot and cold after placement of dental fillings. The time you feel discomfort and severity of the sensitivity subject considerably to the depth and severity of the cavities. Anti‐inflammatory medications should be used properly if prescribed by the doctor. They normally relieve within a few days.

The finished composite filling may be contoured slightly different and have a different texture than the original tooth surface. Your tongue usually magnifies this small difference, but you will become accustomed to this after a while. It will also be smoothed by mastication motion.

Although the composite fillings are quite durable, please remember the tooth is still vulnerable to decay. It is important that you should brush and floss your teeth regularly as well as pay regular visits to dentists. This will increase the longevity of the treatment. If sensitivity persists beyond a few days or the sensitivity to hot or cold increases, please contact us.
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