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post-operative instructions

To return your tooth to full function a proper final restoration is very important for long-term success.

  1. You will need to return to your General Dentist for a permanent restoration. Call your dentist today to schedule this appointment within the next 3 weeks.

  2. Please remember not to eat anything until the numbness wears off. This will prevent you from biting your cheek or tongue which may result in considerable pain.

  3. Do not chew with the treated tooth until it is restored by your Dentist.

  4. It is not unusual for a thin layer of the temporary filling to wear off in-between appointments. Avoid hard, crunchy or sticky foods since they might damage or pull the temporary out.

  5. Your tooth may be sore after treatment. It is not uncommon to experience some tenderness in the area, or the tooth to be “tender to biting,” as your body undergoes the natural healing process.  These symptoms usually respond well to over-the-counter pain medications and warm moist heat.

  6. Brush and floss your teeth as you normally would unless instructed otherwise.

  7. If you should experience visible swelling inside or outside of your mouth, fever, cold chills or an allergic reaction to medication, please call our office immediately.