In order to install your tooth-colored composite filling, your dentist will need to get rid of the part of your tooth that is decayed. This involves drilling into your tooth. If you suffer from a large amount of decay, then a large chunk of your tooth will be removed before inserting the filling. Once the filling has been installed, you may experience some tooth sensitivity. This is due to the fact that the enamel surrounding your tooth is weakened by the dental operation. Once your tooth has a few days to heal, your tooth sensitivity will subside as the enamel strengthens. A few days may seem short but it can seem like an eternity when you are struggling with sensitivity. Luckily, there are a few tips that you can use to help ease your sensitivity until then.
Dab Clove Oil Over Your Filled Tooth
How intense your tooth sensitivity is, depends on how much of your tooth needed to be filled. Teeth that have a large amount of decay will tend to lead to more discomfort. Luckily, clove oil can be used to treat all levels of pain. The herbal oil is used for dental pain because it is a natural pain reliever. Clove oil can be applied to the tooth that contains the filling using a q tip. Soak the q tip in clove oil, then hold the q tip against your tooth-colored composite filling. Hold it there for a few minutes. Avoid drinking beverages or eating any food for a few hours. You do not want to accidentally wash away the clove oil before it has a chance to work effectively.
Avoid Eating Food on That Side of Your Mouth
The simplest way to ease your tooth sensitivity is by giving it some time to rest. Placing additional layers of stress on your tooth immediately after getting a filling will only make the pain more intense. Therefore, avoid using that side of your mouth to eat or chew. While this may not feel ideal it will give you a chance to enjoy a pain-free meal until the tooth sensitivity is no longer an issue. In addition, you try to only eat foods that are in liquid form during this time.
Getting a tooth-colored composite filling is exciting since you will no longer have to worry about any tooth decay in that specific area. Therefore, use these tips to ensure that tooth sensitivity does not get in the way in your excitement.