WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER HAVING A FILLING

Chewing:
Our office only use tooth-colored (white), composite filling. They are already set, so chewing is permissible as soon as your numbness is gone. Also wait until your numbness has completely worn off before consuming very hot and cold foods and beverages..

Soreness:
The gum tissue, along with the site of the injection may be sore for several days. Rinsing with warm salt water (1 teaspoon of salt per glass of warm water) will relieve discomfort.

 

Sensitivity:
Following a restoration (filling), you may experience cold and heat sensitivity. This is normal and should subside within a few days, sometimes longer, depending on how deep the cavity was or the severity of the restoration. If sensitivity persists without improvement, please contact our office.

Your Bite:
After your numbness has worn off and you notice your bite is off or "high," please return to our office for a bite adjustment. Leaving the tooth with a "high spot" may cause the tooth to become sensitive. 

 

Children:Observe children until their anesthetic wears off. There is a concern that a child may chew on their tongue or the inside of his cheeks or lips, due to the numbness in the mouth area.

If you have any questions regarding these directions, please call our office at (253) 475-7125.  If after hours, Dr. Bui can be reached at (253) 576-7080.