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Composite  (White) Fillings

Composite (White) Fillings

Although the material used is light cured in the office and is as hard as it will ever get, it is best to refrain from eating for at least 2 hours and until the anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury to your soft tissue.

Sensitivity: Sensitivity to hot and cold is to be expected following treatment.  Everyone is different and the sensitivity can last up to a few months. 

For the first few days, try to avoid extremely hot or cold foods and beverages. It is normal to have discomfort in the gums around the tooth after the anesthesia wears off. If you feel discomfort in the gum tissue, rinse the area with warm salt water.  An over-the-counter pain reliever may be take if necessary.

Home Care: It is important to resume regular brushing and flossing immediately. A consistent daily home care routine will increase the longevity of the restoration.

Call the office immediately if the filling feels too high, or you are hitting the filling first.