Post Operative Care Composite Fillings Lodged a tooth-colored filling recently? Please find below the post operative instructions for Composite Fillings.
Composite fillings sets up hard right away. There is no waiting time to eat. Avoid chewing excessively hard food substances on the filled teeth (hard candy, ice, raw carrots, bony food substances, etc.) because the resin material can break under extreme forces. The finished fillings may have a different texture than the original tooth. Your tongue usually magnifies this small difference, but you will become accustomed to this in a few days . Sensitivity to hot and cold will occasionally occur for a few weeks following a dental restoration. Usually, the deeper the cavity, the more sensitive the tooth will be. It is important that the bite is correctly balanced in order for the sensitivity to improve. And also if bite is altered and neglected, It may lead to jaw problems. If the bite does not feel even with the other teeth, please call for an appointment for simple adjustments. This would make whole lot of difference. If sensitivity lingers more than few weeks even after simple adjustments, do meet up your dental professional. The gum tissue could have been irritated during the procedure and may be sore for a few days together with the anesthetic injection site. Children should be observed until the anesthetic wears off. Due to the strange feeling of the anesthetic, many children will chew the inside of their lips, cheeks, or tongue which can cause serious damage.