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Instructions after composite filling

Instructions after composite filling

After getting a composite filling, it’s important to follow some post-operative instructions to ensure proper healing and longevity of the filling. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  1. Avoid eating or drinking anything for at least 3 hours after the filling while it is frozen.
  2. It’s common to experience sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks for a few days after the filling. Avoid consuming anything too hot or too cold to minimize discomfort.
  3. Avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the filling was placed for at least 24 hours.
  4. Maintain good oral hygiene habits, including brushing twice a day and flossing daily, to prevent further decay and keep the filling in good condition.
  5. Avoid consuming any hard, sticky, or chewy foods for at least 24 hours after the filling is placed.
  6. If you experience any pain or sensitivity that lasts longer than a few days, or if the filling feels high or uncomfortable, contact your dentist for an evaluation.

By following these post-operative instructions, you can help ensure a smooth recovery and long-lasting results from your composite filling. If you have any questions or concerns about your filling or the recovery process, don’t hesitate to contact your dentist for guidance.