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When cavities go untreated, they will continue to get worse and eventually require root canal therapy when the center of your teeth become affected. Treating a cavity with a dental filling as soon as possible minimizes any tooth damage, and properly caring for the dental filling after treatment will help you adjust to its presence faster.

First of all, we encourage you to contact our office right away if you suspect there may be a problem with your filling or you have any concerns about your dental health. Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists immediately if you see any cracks in your tooth or experience pain when biting down on your new filling.

While your mouth is still numb from having your filling placed, avoid eating anything so that you don’t damage your cheek, tongue, or teeth. Additionally, don’t bite down on your filling or consume hot and cold drinks for a few days while your tooth heals.

For more information about how to care for a dental filling in El Monte, California, call Sunshine Dental Group at 626.579.4274 today and schedule a visit with our friendly dentists, Dr. Jorge de la Osa and associates. We are excited to help you enjoy all the benefits of excellent dental health!