Repairing a tooth with a dental filling is a simple and quick treatment that can help you restore your oral health and smile. Now, if you’re about to get a cavity treated, it’s important to properly recover so you can return to a fully functional and healthy tooth. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Dexter Inniss, is happy to tell you what you can expect after treatment and how to get through it.
Because your dentist used an anesthetic during your treatment, your mouth will be numb after your appointment. It won’t last long, but it’s important to avoid hot foods and beverages until you get the sensation back. After the anesthetic wears off, your tooth might feel sensitive to pressure, cold air, liquids, and sweet foods. This is normal and it should only last one to two weeks. If it lasts longer than that, it’s important to schedule an appointment with your dentist.
In addition to tooth sensitivity, you might also feel numbness, tingling, and minor pain in the injection site when the anesthetic wears off. This will only last for a few hours after the treatment.
Call Gentle Touch Dental today at 770-760-7566 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about what to expect after dental filling treatment in Conyers, Georgia. The more you know, the better, and our dental team will be more than happy to help you!