HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOWING AMALGAM (SILVER) OR COMPOSITE (WHITE) RESTORATIONS
- Do not bite your teeth together hard or eat on the same side of your mouth that the new fillings were placed on.
- Do not put anything into your mouth to chew until the anesthetic wears off Children should be closely observed during this period. Due to the strange feeling of the anesthetic, many children and adults will chew the inside of their lips, cheeks or tongue which can cause serious damage and trauma to the numb tissue.
- Sensitivity, especially to cold, is common for a few days following a filling. Usually, the deeper the cavity, the more sensitive the tooth will be.
- The gum tissue may have been irritated during the procedure and may be sore for a few days along with the anesthetic site.
- The finished filling may be contoured slightly different and have a different texture than the original tooth. Your tongue usually magnifies this small difference, but you will become accustomed to the new restoration in few days. If you feel that the bite is not correctly balanced, call the office for a simple adjustment appointment.
- Proper brushing and flossing is recommended to help you maintain your new restoration.
If any unusual symptoms occur, please call the office and bring the matter to our attention.
QUESTIONS - CONCERNS OR IF ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED CALL:
Dr. Bernie Reusz 5010 Fairview Ave. Ste. #4 Downers Grove, IL 60515