Your composite fillings will be hardened in our office. You will not need to wait before eating. However, children should be observed until the anesthetic used in their treatment wears off. Due to the strange feeling and numbness caused by the anesthetic, children will often chew the inside of their lips, cheeks, or tongue, and can cause serious damage to their mouths without being aware of it.

It is common to experience sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages for several weeks following your treatment. The deeper your cavity was, the more sensitive your tooth will be. You may also experience some soreness in your gums following your procedure, as the gum tissue can become irritated during the procedure or be sore at the site of your anesthetic injection.

Some patients may feel that their bite is not properly balanced. If this is the case for you, please contact Southport Dental for an appointment with our dentists. Simple adjustments are easy to complete, and our dentists can correct the problem quickly.

Your filling may have a slightly different contour and shape than your original tooth. While this may feel larger and slightly more irritating for a few days, you will adjust after a few days and no longer notice the difference.

For more information about post-treatment instructions for composite dental fillings in Southport, North Carolina, and to make an appointment with Dr. Larry Hemby and Dr. L.D. Williams, please call us today at 910-457-5026.