Filling Homecare

Now that we've placed your filling it's important to follow these recommendations to ensure its success.

Chewing and Eating

If we used and anesthetic during the procedure, avoid chewing until the numbness has worn off completely. Once numbness has worn off, you may begin chewing and eating normally. ​

Brushing and Flossing

Brush and floss normally. If your teeth are sensitive to hot, cold or pressure, use a desensitizing toothpaste. If sensitivity persists beyond a few days, call us.  


To reduce any discomfort or swelling, rinse your mouth three times a day with warm salt water. Use about one teaspoon of salt per glass of warm water. It's normal for your gums to be sore for several days.  

When to Call Us

Call our office if your bite feels uneven, you have sensitivity or discomfort that increases or continues beyond three or four days, or if you have any questions or concerns.