How do I take care of my silver fillings

Since silver fillings take up to 24 hours to achieve their full strength, it is recommended that you refrain from chewing on recently filled teeth for the rest of the day. It is not uncommon for teeth to feel slightly sensitive for a couple days after a new filling is placed. If your tooth aches on its own or is sore when you bite together, contact our office. You may need your bite adjuste d, additional treatment, or an antibiotic. Sometimes your jaw may be sore after receiving lo cal anesthetic. If th is is the case, over the counter Ibuprophen oftentimes works well.