Information Following Composite (White) Restorations (Fillings)
Mills Dental Group
1011 Highway 6 S., #300 · Houston, TX 77077
Telephone: (281) 556-1606 · Fax: (281) 556-1438
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- Composite fillings set up hard right away. Please wait until all numbness
is gone before eating.
- 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.
- Sensitivity, especially to cold, is common for a few days following a dental
restoration. Usually, the deeper the cavity, the more sensitive the tooth will be.
- Sensitivity is usually most noticeable the first 12- 24 hours after the
anesthetic wears off. If sensitivity persists, please call the office.
The restoration might be to “high” or built up too much so
that it hits too hard when chewing. This might require a slight adjustment.
- The gum tissue could have been irritated during the procedure and may be
sore for a few days together with the anesthetic injection site.
The finished restoration may be contoured slightly different and have a
different texture than the original tooth. If your bite feels different
or you feel that you are hitting the filling when you chew, call us for
another appointment to smooth it down.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.