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You’ve probably heard that it’s very important for you to brush and floss daily if you’re interested in protecting your teeth and gums. Similarly, you may know that it’s important to have tooth decay taken care of as soon as possible. If you ignore this issue, the decay may spread. This can lead to infections, which might even make root canal therapy a necessity. However, would it surprise you to learn that there are a few different things you’ll need to do after your first cavity has been placed?

For instance, one thing you should try avoiding is cold and hot foods. While your tooth is in the healing process, it might be vulnerable to hot and cold temperatures. You should also try to be careful when you’re chewing. You should also avoid eating while your mouth is numb. When feeling returns to your mouth, you should try to avoid chewing on your newly filled tooth for a number of days.

Our team may also recommend scheduling an appointment with our dentist if you’re worried about how your newly-filled tooth is healing. For instance, if your tooth is sore, if you struggle to bite down on your newly-filled tooth, or if you notice fractures or cracks in your tooth, please call our office a soon as possible.

Would you be interested in learning more about the care you can receive from our team, or about how to take care of a newly-filled cavity in Manchester, Michigan? Are you interested in scheduling an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Steven Rodriguez? If so, please feel free to give Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Manchester a call at 734-428-8000. We look forward to meeting with you soon!