Post-Op Instructions Following Fillings


  • For an hour following your visit, do not chew. Wait until numbness subsides before eating.
  • Because of numbness, do not bite your lips, cheeks, or scrape your gums. Children should be watched carefully to make sure they don’t do this. It will damage soft tissues and result in pain.
  • Sensitivity to cold and heat, as well as any soreness, should go away in a few days.
  • If your bite feels uneven, if you have persistent pain or if sensitivity to hot or cold increases, please contact our office.