What you need to know after you have a tooth filled

After your dental filling

After your dental filling

When you leave the office, your tooth will usually be numb.  If your tooth is numb, do not eat anything that you have to chew. Shakes are fine and feel good. Once the numbness wears off and you can chew, there are a few things that your need to look for. If you are chewing and the tooth get sore when you chew, or if a tooth feels like it hits first with nothing between your teeth, please report this. You will need to come into the office and have your filling adjusted. 

Also, once the numbness wears off, the tooth that was filled may be sensitive to cold. This is normal. If it happens, take notice of the degree of sensitivity and how long it lasts after the cold  is removed. If it is extremely sensitive, or if the cold sensitivity lingers and turns into a toothache, you should report it.  If the tooth is sensitive to heat, this is not normal and also should be reported.