Education | Fillings

Filling Instructions

Our office uses composite filling material in all fillings. This material is hardened when activated by a blue curing light. By the time you leave our office, your filling is completely set. You can eat whenever you feel comfortable.

Keep in mind that if you have had anesthetic to be careful not to bite your lips, cheek, or tongue if you choose to eat prior to the anesthetic wearing off. If you are supervising a child who has had filling(s) make sure they are careful and are not chewing on their soft tissue.

Occasionally when you have had anesthetic you bite differently, therefore when you are numb the filling will feel normal but by the time the anesthetic wears off, the filling feels high or otherwise uncomfortable when you bite. If this happens call our office to set up an appointment.

You may experience mild sensitivity, gum soreness and general discomfort. Ibuprofen should help with this. The discomfort usually subsides within a few days. Call our office if you experience any severe pain or discomfort for more than a few days after the fillings for if you have any questions.