CARE FOLLOWING INDIRECT FILLINGS
Care following indirect composite resin or porcelain fillings is the same as when a direct white tooth colored filling has been place. If a gold indirect filling has been placed it is necessary to wait approximately 30 minutes for the cement used to retain the filling to set. Care is then also the same as when a direct white tooth colored filling has been place.
The fillings that have been placed are fully set when you leave the office (gold indirect filling require approximately 30 minutes for the cement used to retain the filling to set).
There is no reason to avoid chewing or biting down hard on the teeth that have been filled.
Eat or drink whatever you.
If after twenty-four hours your bite does not feel right (a filling or tooth feels high, a filling or tooth hits before the other teeth hit, the other teeth do not touch, etc.) call our office to arrange to have the bite adjusted (this may require more than one appointment).
It is normal to experience sensitivity to cold, hot, sweet, biting or chewing for the first while following treatment. There may be soreness, even a bit of an ache. If this persists or if you are concerned call our office to have it checked.
If you feel you require pain medication you may take whatever you ordinarily take for a headache. In no circumstances should you take more medication than indicated in the directions accompanying the medication.