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How a New Filling Is Likely to Feel

Posted on 10/11/2021 by Evan
How a New Filling Is Likely to FeelDental fillings are oral appliances used to fill an open cavity that is created by the removal of decay. It is important to note that dental fillings vary in structure and design. This is because they are made from different materials. After repairing the affected teeth, dental fillings help stop the progression of decay. If you plan on getting dental fillings, it is important to know how they feel in your mouth. This will help you prepare and adjust accordingly.

How They Feel

Upon getting your new dental fillings, you will need a few days or weeks to adjust. During the first few days, the fillings will feel tender in your mouth. This is more likely to be the case if your tongue is used to feeling cavities in some parts of your mouth. When the cavities are filled up, it will take time for you to adjust to the new environment. This is why it might feel tender during the first few days.

New wearers could also experience some levels of discomfort. This happens as your mouth adjusts to dental fillings. The discomfort should disappear within a few days of wearing them. However, if the discomfort persists, you should come in for checks immediately. It could be due to misfitting fillings that rub against your gums. This causes irritation that results in discomfort.

The Numbness Will Go Away

Your mouth could also feel numb a few hours after the filling process. This is normal and shouldn't worry you. However, you need to be careful with the foods you eat during the first few weeks. Extremely hot foods could affect the healing process and dislodge the dental fillings. Furthermore, you should avoid chewing on hard foods during the recovery period. Instead, go for soft foods that are easy to chew. Contact our office for more information on dental fillings.
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