Composite / White Fillings After Care

Composite / White Fillings After Care

 

When an anesthetic has been used, your lips and tongue may be numb for several hours after the appointment.

 

Avoid any chewing and hot beverages until the numbness has completely worn off. It is very easy to bite or burn your tongue or lip while you are numb.  

It is normal to experience some hot, cold & pressure sensitivity right after your appointment. Injection sites may also be sore. Ibuprofen (Motrin), Tylenol or aspirin (one tablet every 3-4 hours as needed for pain) work well to alleviate the tenderness. If pressure sensitivity persists beyond a 1-2 days or if the sensitivity to hot or cold increases, contact our office right away.

If your bite feels uneven, if you have persistent pain or if you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at 201-433-8600