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Can you eat after a tooth filling?

Dental fillings in Madison, AL, are designed to eliminate small areas of tooth decay and "fill" the hole left behind by a cavity. The procedure is straightforward, and you will be able to eat after your treatment as long as your mouth is not numb.

For larger fillings, our dentists may need to numb the area around the compromised tooth to ensure your comfort during the procedure. If we numb your tooth for a procedure, it's a good idea to wait to eat until after the numbness wears off. Otherwise, you could risk accidentally biting your cheek or harming your soft tissues. 

Smaller fillings may not require anesthetic as they are quick and straightforward. Eating right afterward is fine if you're not numb during your tooth filling procedure.

Dental anesthetic typically wears off one to two hours after the procedure. However, contact your Gibson Dental team immediately if you experience prolonged numbness or notice that it doesn't seem to be wearing off.

Tooth-colored fillings are an excellent option for restoring your smile without detracting from the appearance of your tooth. They're our dentist's top choice for repairing teeth with tooth decay.

If you have questions about tooth-colored fillings in Madison, call Gibson Dental at (256) 724-3530 for more information. 



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