Fillings

› If anaesthesia has been used, your lips and tongue might feel numb for a few hours after your appointment. Avoid chewing and having hot drinks until the numbness has subsided so as not to accidentally burn or bite your tongue or lips.

 

› You may use Ibuprofen 400mg or Cataflam 50mg  before the anaesthesia has worn-off to help alleviate any pain from the site of anesthetic injection .

 

› Injection sites may be sore for a few days after your appointment. Rinse your mouth three times a day with warm salt water (put a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water, rinse and spit) to reduce pain and swelling.

 

› You may chew with your  fillings as soon as the anaesthesia has completely worn off. If your bite feels uneven, if you have persistent pain, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call our office.

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