While fillings are simple treatments, they do require some care following your procedure. Dr. Kenneth Yost will provide you with instructions at the time of your appointment. These instructions are also available on this page.
After receiving a filling:
- Do not eat for at least two hours or until the anesthesia has worn off
- Resume regular brushing and flossing immediately
- Avoid hot and cold foods and beverages for a few days to minimize sensitivity
- If your gums are sensitive or tender, you may use a pain reliever or rinse with warm salt water (half a teaspoon in eight ounces of water) to relieve discomfort
If you have any questions or if you want to make an appointment with our dentist in Wilmington, Delaware, call Advanced Dental Artistry today at 302-477-1888.