The sheer number of different filling options available today means that every situation has different requirement for care after you receive your filling. For the first day, avoid sticky and hard foods that could compromise the integrity of the filling. Chew gently and slowly.

A mild amount of discomfort or sensitivity to heat and cold is fairly common after receiving a filling. However, if you experience a high level of pain associated with your filling, call our office right away and we will make sure you will be taken care of as soon as possible.

Depending on the kind of filling you receive, the doctor will provide you with detailed instructions on what precautionary steps you can take that are unique to your situation. By following these simple instructions and adding a little common sense into the mix, you should have little complication with your new filling!