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“I can’t say enough good things about my experience at Tomalty Dental. It is obvious that they truly care about their patient experience.

I had my first cleaning and, unfortunately, filling this week. It was so easy to book an appointment. They work late and even on Saturdays which is HUGE for professionals who can’t take off work during business hours.

The office is brand new with state of the art equipment and facilities and the staff is super friendly. My cleaning with Andrea was great- quick and very thorough. Dr. Sean Tomalty was fantastic– very nice and professional. He explained everything he was doing and took time to review all of my x-rays with me. I always like to know what’s going on, so that was a big plus in my book.

My tolerance for pain is pretty low, but I had absolutely no discomfort whatsoever during my filling. Dr. Sean used a different numbing method that doesn’t involve any painful needle pricks. The numbness wore off in less than an hour, so I was able to go right back to work.

Overall, a 5 star experience in every way. I will definitely recommend Tomalty Dental to anyone and everyone!“

— Kelly C. (Yelp.com)

After-Care Instructions for Dental Fillings

Now that your new filling or fillings have been placed there are a few directions you need to follow.

First, be sure that the local anesthetic has completely worn off before chewing. This is to prevent you from biting or injuring your lip, cheeks or tongue. Also, refrain from drinking anything hot in temperature or smoking to prevent burning. Sometimes patients also find it difficult to swallow while they are still numb, so please be careful.

Our office only places tooth colored resin-type fillings. These fillings are completely hardened when you leave the office. You can eat on them as soon as the numbness wears off. Although the fillings are polished before you leave, they may feel slightly gritty at first. This should go away after a couple of days. If not please call back. Immediate post-visit cold sensitivity is also possible. This is usually from a normal reaction of the nerve following the procedure. Give it a couple of days and try a sensitivity protection toothpaste (i.e. Sensodyne or Crest for Sensitivity) until it subsides.

If sensitivity persists beyond a week or seems to worsen please call our office. Discontinue the use of any whitening toothpaste or other whitening products until the sensitivity subsides.

Finally, if your bite seems off or if you cannot bite normally please call the office to have your filling adjusted. Do not wait for it to wear down on its own as the tooth may become tender. Your new filling does not require any additional care other than daily brushing and flossing. Be sure your toothpaste contains fluoride. New fillings are susceptible to developing new decay around the edges of the filling if not cared for. If you have experienced recurrent decay or have had multiple recurring cavities you may want to use a fluoride rinse like Act or other fluoride containing rinses.