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After you fix a tooth with a dental filling, there are a few side effects you might experience. This is completely normal and expected. To help you know what to expect after dental filling treatment in Syracuse, Utah, our dentist, Dr. Shad Ingram, is happy to give you some after-treatment details and instructions.

The anesthesia effects won’t wear off immediately when you climb out of the dental chair, so your mouth will feel numb for a little while after treatment. Until your feeling comes back, don’t eat or drink anything hot. When the anesthesia wears off, you might feel a little bit of tingling and pain in the injection site. This shouldn’t last too long—a few hours after the treatment at most.

Your tooth might also feel very sensitive. This is normal and to be expected. You will most likely feel sensitive to pressure, liquids, cold air, and sweet foods. It’s best to avoid these things as much as possible so you can have the comfort you deserve. The sensitivity should abate within one to two weeks. If it doesn’t, make sure to contact our dental office and schedule an appointment.

To learn more about how to recover after dental filling treatment, please contact our dental team at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is reach out to VIP Smiles at 801-776-3000 and we will be more than happy to help you!