several hours after the appointment. Avoid chewing anything until the numbness has completely worn off.

* Your gums may be sore for several days. Rinse three times a day with

warm salt water (one teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) to reduce pain and swelling.

for twenty-four hours following the appointment. If possible, chew only on the opposite side of your mouth. You may chew right away on white fillings, because they set completely on the day of the appointment.

other questions or concerns, please call our office.

To keep your mouth comfortable after having a filling, and to ensure that your filling sets properly, follow the tips below.