Fillings & Crowns
You may experience the following symptoms after your procedure:
- short, sharp, cold sensitivity
- gum soreness at the injection site and tissue irritation of the surrounding area,
- tired, sore jaw
Often, these symptoms will last 1-2 weeks. If the symptoms last longer or change in quality (become lingering or achy), please call our office to consult with Dr. Vista or make a follow up appointment.
Please note: it is not okay to have biting sensitivity or chewing discomfort. If you experience pain when eating, again, please call our office to schedule a follow-up appointment for evaluation.
To lessen your discomfort, you may take over-the-counter pain medications. We recommend 500mg of acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) and 400mg of ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) every 6 hours for 3-7 days. We also recommend that you brush with sensitivity toothpaste and rinse with a warm salt water solution 3 times per day for 3 days after the procedure.