After a cavity is removed from a tooth, a filling is needed to protect the tooth from decay.
After getting a filling, your tooth will likely be sensitive. You should avoid hot and cold food or drinks for a few days. After that initial period, your treated teeth will feel as good as new. Continue your normal dental hygiene plan to ensure that your fillings last for a long time.
Cavity prevention tips:
- Brush twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste
- Floss your teeth daily
- Eat a balanced diet and limit sweets
- Visit your dentist regularly – twice a year is recommended by the ADA
If your teeth are causing you pain, or you need your teeth checked, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.