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can i eat after getting a dental filling?

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Dr. Richard Kelner
8 years experience Dentistry
Eating: The answer is yes after a certain time period which your doctor should outline for you in post procedure instructions. Sometime you are asked to eat on the other side and stay away from specific foods.
Answered on Oct 22, 2019
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes.: After receiving a dental filling it is fine to eat, however, we typically advise patients to wait until anesthetics have worn off. If you eat while still feeling numb, you may bite your lip or tongue.
Answered on Oct 22, 2019
Dr. Michael Dolby
27 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
YES: Composite or tooth colored fillings are set right away, however you want to wait until your numbness goes away so you don't bit your cheek! if it's silver fillings, then you will need to wait for about an hour until they set, although you shouldn't want those in your mouth anyway!
Answered on Sep 4, 2019
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