Congratulations on completing your dental treatment at Essential Dental Golden Grove! Now that you’ve taken this important step towards maintaining your oral health, it’s crucial to ensure a comfortable and speedy recovery. Here are some warm and friendly tips from our experienced team to guide you through the process:


After your extraction, the best thing you can do is give yourself some well-deserved rest! Take it easy for the remainder of the day, avoiding strenuous activities to prevent any unnecessary bleeding. It’s also wise to steer clear of hot foods or drinks until the numbness wears off. Sometimes it’s tricky to gauge temperature sensitivity while still under anesthesia, and we want to prevent any accidental burns or cheek bites. Remember, resist the urge to rinse your mouth for the first 24 hours. Let the healing process begin undisturbed, as this will promote a smooth recovery and minimize the risk of infection.

If you experience any tenderness in the area, simple pain relief medication like you’d take for a headache should help ease discomfort. Just be sure to follow the instructions on the label, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any concerns.


Similar to post-extraction care, it’s essential to refrain from eating or drinking until the numbness dissipates completely after a filling procedure. You may notice some sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks, as well as mild gum soreness, but rest assured, these symptoms typically diminish within a few days.

If you’ve received silver fillings, avoid chewing hard foods or directly on the new fillings for the first 24 hours. On the other hand, composite (white) fillings should set immediately and can be safely chewed on once the anesthesia wears off.

For Further Assistance

If you have any questions or require further recommendations for other dental treatments, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly team at Essential Dental Golden Grove. You can contact us at 8251 7677 to schedule an appointment or discuss any concerns you may have.