COMPOSITE (WHITE) FILLINGS
Until the numbness has completely work off, avoid:
- hot beverages
It is very easy to bite or burn your lip or tongue while you are numb.
- Warm salt water rinses (a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) three times a day will reduce pain and swelling.
- Ibuprofen (Motrin), Tylenol or aspirin (one tablet every 3-4 hours as needed for pain) work well to alleviate the tenderness.
- If pressure sensitivity persists beyond a few days or if the sensitivity to hot or cold increases, contact our office.
You may chew with your composite fillings as soon as the anesthetic completely wears off, since they are fully set when you leave the office.
If your bite feels uneven, if you have persistent pain, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call our office at 925-689-2585.