Your Trusted Dentist in Rochester Hills MichiganDr. Samer Obeid D.M.D. - Oakridge Dental Center
Instructions Following Fillings
Anesthetic: You were numbed today for this procedure, so please wait until the numbing wears off before chewing, eating, or drinking. Please wait before ingesting anything hot especially, so you don’t run the risk of burning the inside of your mouth (2-2.5 hours).
Sensitivity: Some sensitivity is normal at the site of the fillings, it should subside in a few days after the procedure. If you are having more sensitivity after a week, please call our office. If you are a patient who grinds their teeth, you are more likely to have sensitivity for a longer period of time. After this procedure, please wear your night guard as instructed by Dr. Obeid to help reduce this sensitivity.
Children: If you have brought your child in today for fillings, please watch them carefully for a few hours after the procedure is done. The numbness will still be in effect for a while as stated above, and you want to make sure they don’t chew on their tongue or cheeks. Also make sure the foods or drinks you give them are not too hot by testing them with your finger first. They may eat normally once the numbness is gone.