• Please refrain from eating for at least 2 hours or until the anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury to your soft tissue. This will also allow the temporary restorative material to harden.
  • You will most likely feel soreness in the area as well as pressure when you bite down. For this reason, you should avoid hard and chewy foods. Do not eat on the treated side of your mouth for at least 24 hours. The soreness should decrease within a few days.
  • Any discomfort is often alleviated by over the counter medications such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Alleve, aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol). Please note: Alcohol intake is not advised while taking these medications.
  • Be sure to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
  • If antibiotics are prescribed, continue taking them until they are finished.
  • If the opening in your tooth was restored with a temporary filling material, it is not unusual for a thin layer to wear off between appointments. However, if you think the entire filling has come out, please contact the office.

If you notice any of the following symptoms please contact our office:

  • Increasing tenderness or swelling in the area surrounding the tooth.
  • A reaction to the medication.
  • Complete loss of the temporary filling material.
  • Your bite feels uneven or pain when biting down.
  • Tooth fracture.