Tooth Fillings

        Some people feel sensitivity after they receive a filling. The tooth may be sensitive to pressure, air, sweet foods or cold. This is completely normal. The possible symptoms of hot, cold or pressure sensitivity will cease within a few days to a couple of weeks. In very few instances, this sensitivity could last longer than a couple of weeks. As long as your teeth or gums are continuing to feel better, (not staying the same, or getting worse) everything is fine, and there is no need for concern.

  • Your anesthesia will wear off in approximately 1 to 3 hours after the procedure. It is very important not to chew on the numb side (to prevent biting tongue, lip, etc.) until the anesthesia wears off.

  • Children should be observed until the anesthesia has worn off. Due to the strange feeling of the anesthetic, many children chew on the inside of their cheeks, lips and tongue which can cause serious damage.

  • With silver fillings, you should not chew hard foods or chew directly on the new fillings for the first 24 hours. DP Dental is an AMALGAM FREE clinic, we only use composite (white) fillings, which harden right away and can be chewed on as soon as the anesthetic wears off.

  • Once the anesthesia has worn off, if you feel as though any of the teeth we have worked on are hitting first when you bite down, please give our office a call immediately at +65 6282 0122. This imbalance with your bite may cause further discomfort and should be adjusted.

  • The gum tissue could have been irritated during the procedure and may be sore for a few days. The anesthetic injection site may also feel sore or bruised. These symtoms will subside in a few days.