Dentist’s recommendations after placing a filling
In the dental clinic Ameldental, dental fillings are performed using modern materials, therefore, the filling will last a long time and will not cause discomfort and discomfort. However, without observing the dentist’s recommendation, the filling may become unusable and even fall out. In addition, patients often have questions, such as why a tooth hurts after filling, when can you eat after filling and others.
This article provides answers to common questions and recommendations of the clinic’s specialists.
Why does a tooth or gum hurt after filling and how to get rid of pain
When treating caries and installing a filling, the dentist uses a drill and penetrates the tooth tissue. In this case, there is an effect on the tooth of an elevated temperature arising from friction. This phenomenon is reduced with the use of modern water-cooled dental machines, however, in the first days, a tooth hurts after a filling and this is normal if the pain subsides. In case of increased pain, you should consult a doctor again.
In some cases, caries treatment involves actions on or in the gum tissue. Also, when anesthetic is administered, the anesthesiologist inserts a needle into the gum, which can lead to painful sensations after the drug ends. If the pain in the gums after filling does not go away for a long time, you should visit your doctor for an examination and find out the causes of pain.
Another cause of discomfort can be discomfort caused by a mismatch in the size of the filling. This is reflected in the fact that the filling protrudes above the surface of the tooth and does not allow the jaws to fully close. After completing the procedure, it is necessary to carefully check the presence of this defect by moving the jaws in different directions using a special staining pad.
If a tooth hurts under the filling, the color of the tooth around the filling changes, and hypersensitivity persists for a long time – an urgent visit to the clinic is necessary.
Food after tooth filling
Modern dental materials used for filling cavities and augmentation of teeth harden within a few seconds, especially when using a “light” composite filling. However, it is still impossible to eat after the dentist for 1.5-2 hours. This is due to the use of pain relievers, under the influence of which you can accidentally bite your tongue or injure your jaw.
For the first time after the installation of the seal, it is recommended to eat foods with a warm temperature. This is due to the fact that when exposed to hot or cold food, a fresh filling can change its shape, which will lead to cracks or cavities and subsequent problems, up to replacing the filling. The answer to the question of whether you can drink after the dentist is positive, but the drink should be warm.
If you put in a temporary filling
A temporary filling is placed to protect the tooth between procedures and partially restore the function of chewing food.
In the case of using such a seal, there are a number of restrictions:
- You must refuse to eat for at least 2 hours.
- Do not eat hot or cold food.
- Be careful when brushing your teeth.
- Avoid gum and sticky, gooey foods like caramel.
The temporary filling is not very strong, so you should chew food on the opposite side of the mouth until the permanent one is installed. The answer to the question of how much one should not eat after a temporary filling is given by the dentist. It depends on the location of the seal, its strength and complexity.
Other recommendations of dentists after filling
After the filling, a guarantee is valid, which, depending on the type of filling, can be from 6 months to 2 years.
To preserve the filling for a longer time, you must follow the rules:
- Brush your teeth daily using toothbrushes and toothpaste.
- Maintain the hygienic cleanliness of the dental cavity, including professional cleaning in the clinic.
- Do not floss when cleaning a tooth with a filling. It is better to use an irrigator that cleans the space between the teeth with a stream of water.
Also, smoking after filling a tooth negatively affects the state of not only the filling, but the general health of a person. It is recommended to give up this bad habit.
It should be remembered that a regular visit to the clinic and examination of the installed fillings for the appearance of cracks, chips and deterioration of the condition of the tooth will avoid additional costs for treatment and replacement of fillings.