To treat a cavity or decay, the decayed portion of the tooth is removed and then filled with filling materials such as GIC, composite, amalgam and or porcelain.
DENTAL FILLING AFTER CARE:
- Consumption of food should be avoided while the anesthetic is still in effect to avoid biting the lip, tongue or cheek due to numbness in the area.
- In case of a composite or glass ionomer filling, food can be consumed after the filling has been set by the blue light at the dentist’s office. However, it is highly recommended to be on a soft diet until the filling sets completely (24 hours).
- After getting a filling, biting onto hard food and objects should be avoided.