Composite Fillings Aftercare Instructions

San Francisco

Fillings aren’t fun, but they’re extremely important to your oral health. With composite fillings, you can return to your normal schedule right away. Here’s what to expect after your filling appointment with our team.

Composite Fillings Aftercare Instructions

San Francisco

Fillings aren’t fun, but they’re extremely important to your oral health. With composite fillings, you can return to your normal schedule right away. Here’s what to expect after your filling appointment with our team.

Managing Numbness and Sensitivity

For a few hours after your appointment, your mouth, tongue, and face may be numb. You may experience some slight sensitivity to hot or cold, but this should subside within a day or two. If you have any soreness, you can take ibuprofen or acetaminophen according to the bottle’s instructions. If you have sensitivity that lasts beyond a few days, make sure to contact us.

Eating After Composite Fillings

You can return to eating normally immediately after your filling appointment. Make sure to avoid chewing foods until the numbness subsides since you’re more likely to bite your tongue or mouth without knowing it. The same goes for hot foods or beverages.

Contact Us

If you experience pain or an uneven bite, it’s important to follow up with our office. Contact us by calling (415) 523-9178 or filling out our online contact form with any questions.