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Composite Fillings (White Fillings)

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A composite filling is a resin that is used as an alternative to silver fillings. This is a state of the art, natural looking option for those patients who do not want the look of silver in their mouths. Composite fillings can be used on teeth that are decayed, cracked, or stained.

Composite Fillings
-Today a tooth-colored composite filling was placed.
-You will probably be under the effects of anesthetic for several hours following your treatment. Please use caution when eating or drinking anything while you are numb.
-The filling is completely set-up, and you may eat or drink immediately following the procedure. However if you are still under the effects of anesthetic, please use caution so that you do not bite your tongue, lips, or cheek.
-Brush and floss your teeth as normal.


What to Expect
-Some sensitivity to temperature of food and liquids is normal.
-Ibuprofen/Tylenol can help with any minor sensitivity that you may experience.
-Occasionally there is soreness in the injection site, which can last for a day or two.
Again Ibuprofen/Tylenol can help with the discomfort.


When to Call the Office
-If you experience a throbbing pain in the tooth that keeps you awake at night.
-If your tooth is sensitive to pressure.
-If the bite does not feel balanced and even when the anesthetic has worn off.
-If cold sensitivity persists longer than one month.


If you experience any problems after normal business hours, please call the office and leave a message on the answering machine. Dr. Beyer will be paged and return your call. 


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