After receiving a dental filling, refrain from eating for at least 2 hours, or until the anesthesia has worn off.
You will experience some sensitivity for a few days following treatment. Avoid hot and cold foods and beverages for that time. If your gums are tender, rinse them with warm salter water (½ teaspoon of salt in 8 oz. water) or take a mild pain reliever, such as Tylenol or Advil.
Resume regular brushing and flossing immediately to keep your teeth healthy, prevent cavities, and ensure the longevity of your dental fillings.