You are probably aware that you should be keeping your teeth clean, especially if you’re interested in avoiding tooth decay. Similarly, you may have heard that it’s important for you to have a filling treated as soon as you possibly can. Conversely, if you postpone having a cavity filled, you could have to deal with more serious dental problems. Some of these issues can only be addressed with root canal therapy. Still, once you’ve had a cavity filled, there are several steps we recommend taking.
For instance, would you be interested in learning that hot or cold foods could aggravate your newly-filled tooth while it’s healing? Chewing on your new tooth is also something you should try to avoid until your tooth is fully healed. Also, please be aware that you shouldn’t eat until any numbness you experience is gone. If you don’t, you could accidentally damage your tongue, cheeks, gums, or lips.
Finally, our team is trained to spot any problems with your new fillings. In fact, we recommend contacting us if you’re worried about your newly-filled cavity. For example, if you have cracked tooth, are experiencing extreme pain, or suffer when you bite down, please give us a call.
Do you have more questions about how you should take care of your newly-filled tooth? Are you interested in hearing more about filling a cavity in New Orleans, Louisiana? Would you like to set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Nasson Rodriguez? If so, please feel free to give Nasson Rodriguez a call at 504-364-1333. We’re eager to meet with you.