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You probably know that it’s important for you to brush and floss if you’re interested in protecting your teeth. Similarly, you might know that it’s important to have a cavity filled as soon as possible. If you don’t, decay will spread. This can lead to infections, which could make root canal therapy a necessity. However, did you know that there are a few things you’ll need to do after your first cavity is placed?

One important thing you should consider doing is to avoid hot and cold foods. You see, while your tooth is healing, it could be vulnerable to hot and cold foods. Similarly, you should be careful when you’re chewing. You see, you should avoid eating while your mouth is numb, and you should also avoid chewing on your newly filled tooth for a few days.

We also recommend contacting our team if you’re worried about how your tooth is healing. For example, if your tooth hurts, if you struggle to bite down on the filled tooth, or if you notice cracks on your tooth, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Would you like to learn more about the care you can receive from our team, or about what you can do to care for a newly-filled cavity in Patterson, New Jersey? Are you interested in setting up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Carlos Rojas? If so, we invite you to give Simple Smiles Dentistry a call at 973-977-8181. We look forward to receiving your call soon!