What to Do After You Receive Your Fillings

by on September 1, 2015 in General Dentistry
What to Do After You Receive Your Fillings

After you have received your white or composite filling at Fresh Pond Dentistry in Cambridge, it is critical that you avoid chewing until the anesthetic has completely worn off. Sensitivity to Foods: hot, cold, and sweet can be common.

Things You Are Encouraged To Do:

  • Take over-the-counter medicines like Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Advil, and Motrin for pain relief. Please follow the package directions for dosage information. If the pain does not ease after three days or if the pain has increased, please give our office a call for some further advice. 
  • If you have been prescribed medicine for extreme pain please note that the medication may make you tired and can cause slower reflexes.    
  • If you were prescribed an antibiotic, please finish your prescription regardless of your symptoms. Unless you have a rash, then stop taking the prescription and speak with an associate at our office for further instruction.
  • If your bite feels uneven or you feel persistent pain after the procedure, please call our office. 

If all is followed, the healing time should be pain-free and a successful surgery can be guaranteed.

Your dentist in Cambridge cares about your health and well being. Please feel free to give us a call with any questions or concerns!

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