Composite Tooth filling - Advices

  • Fillings (obturations) are restorative treatment of decaying teeth, with the purpose of recovering they shape and functionality.
  • Three hours following this process, please avoid eating and do not drink colored liquids, as it might pigment the surface of the filling.
  • After having a composite filling, if you have been administered a local anesthetic, it is recommended that you give it some time so you wouldn’t bite the inside of the cheek.
  • We strongly recommend you come in for periodic checks in order to prevent cavities before you start feeling any pain. If you have a toothache, please see a doctor right away. Do not be afraid, we use a strong anesthetic, and we also provide inhalosedation (a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide, which will help you relax completely).

  • It might happen that after a filling was done, you feel a slight pain. If it doesn’t go away in a few days, please contact us. If the pain goes away quickly, we recommend desensitization, yet if it persists, you will need root canal treatment followed by a ceramic crown.
  • The factors which influence the strength and color of dental obturations are: smoking, eating colored food, poor hygiene, trauma, bruxism, etc

  • Any filling must be checked periodically. If you feel a crack or a sharp edge which causes discomfort, we recommend you come in to see a doctor and have the treatment repeated. If you have a temporary filling, we will bring you back a month later to seal it permanently. In case of a deep lesion, this time will allow for the reducing of the nerve irritation. After having a filling done, we recommend you use fluoride toothpaste as a supplementary protection against cavities. On top of that, using chlorhexidine mouthwash and dental floss ensures that the spaces between the teeth are always clean.