Now that it’s autumn, our diets will begin to change from cold to hot, so we should be aware of the effects it has on our teeth. If you are experiencing sensitivity to certain foods, having sharp toothaches, or having difficulty eating due to an excessive amount of pain, it may be time to make a dental appointment because you may need fillings.
Fillings are absolutely necessary in order to prevent further tooth decay from occurring. If left untreated, it can result in permanent tooth decay and the loss of teeth. With fillings, each tooth is healthy and less prone to infections. In order to guarantee your teeth are in top shape, regular dental appointments are necessary.
Your dental filling treatment is done under a local anesthetic, and once that anesthesia wears off, your teeth will be incredibly sensitive for the time being. Here are some food tips to follow after your filling.
Avoid hot and cold foods. Days after your procedure, your teeth will be incredibly sensitive to extreme temperatures. It will be easier, less painful, and more comfortable for you to eat your food at a “middle of the way” temperature.
Avoid gum and sticky foods. After your filling, the material used to fill in the tooth will still be somewhat malleable. In that case, you want to avoid chewing excessively for the sole purpose of making sure your filling stays right.
Avoid foods you need to chew. Pureed vegetable soup and fruit smoothies are great after procedure meal. As time passes by, you’ll be able to eat your normal foods again.
To set up an appointment, call Dr. Middleton in Riverside, CA at (951) 688-3442 or visit www.gmdental.com.
Dr. Middleton proudly accepts patients from Riverside, Corona, San Bernardino, Redlands, Moreno Valley, Lake Elsinore and all surrounding areas.