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Fillings For Those With Sensitive Teeth

Posted on April 4th, 2019

If you have sensitive teeth, then any time you need something like a dental filling, you may find yourself feeling quite hesitant about your dental care. You know that following through on essential treatments is something that’s good for you and you’re happy to come in! However, you’re just worried about the outcome because you don’t particularly enjoy the discomfort associated with sensitivity. Trust our Saxonburg, PA team when we say we understand and rest assured: Help is on the way in the form of simple advice.

Take An Over-The-Counter Analgesic

It’s absolutely okay if not suggested that you take an over-the-counter analgesic after you receive your dental filling. This will help you keep your tooth comfortable as the anesthetic wears off, so you can avoid any discomfort. You may continue doing so until you recognize that your tooth is feeling better. Just remember to follow the instructions on the label!

Rest After Your Filling!

If you are prone to sensitivity, we suggest you give yourself time to unwind and just rest once your restorative care with us is complete. When you rest, you move your smile less and you give your body time to recover from the bit of shock it just went through, however minimal!

Skip Extremes In Temperature

Sensitivity after a dental filling is easily minimized if you are careful about avoiding the types of things that worsen sensitivity in the first place. For instance, if extremes in temperature tend to “zing” your teeth, then be very mindful of the temp of your food for the next few days to a week after you receive your filling. It’s that simple.

Give Your Teeth A Break For The Day

About that rest we suggest for your smile: Give your teeth a break. Don’t ask them to chomp through anything too hard or chewy. Your nerves will settle down and you will be back to feeling like you very soon!

Apply Cold Compresses

Don’t forget that though it’s best to avoid eating anything terribly chilly, applying a cold compress to your face near the area of your discomfort can offer quite a lot of help for the prevention of pain and inflammation. Create a cold pack, make sure it’s surrounded with something insulating like a towel (so ice doesn’t come in direct contact with skin), and then gently hold it over the area for a few minutes at a time.

Treat Teeth Kindly After A Filling

When you receive a filling, particularly if you have sensitive teeth, remember that keeping your smile comfortable is absolutely easy. Take our advice to heart and, for further questions, simply give us a call! Receive comprehensive, comfortable personalized dental care in Saxonburg, PA by contacting Saxonburg Dental Care today at (724) 352-4440.

Written by Dr. Sepich

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