Fillings

Visit our practice for dental fillings in Westford, Massachusetts. If you suffer from tooth decay or from other tooth damage, you may need a dental filling. White fillings harden immediately, and you can eat with them right away. Silver fillings need to harden for one hour before you can eat on them.

Sensitivity with a new filling can sometimes happen and it is usually temporary. The sensitivity can be to hot, cold or biting and last for up to six months. If the sensitivity is severe or is not showing signs of improving, please call our office at 978-692-6326.

On occasion, the new filling touches the opposing teeth before your actual tooth when you close your mouth. At My Smile Care, Dr. Dheeraj Pamidimukkala, Dr. Shivani Patel and Dr. Ron Levenbaum very carefully measure your bite. Sometimes when your jaw is numb and relaxed for measurement, you do not bite the way you normally would. Later, when the effects have worn off, you may bite differently, and your new filling may feel “high.” Please call the office to meet with our dentists if your symptoms persist. Our dentists will examine your smile for any issues. A small adjustment to the filling may be necessary.