After tooth filling, your mouth will feel numb for 1 – 3 hours. So it is important not to chew on the numb side to avoid injury to tongue or soft tissue. Do not disturb the filled area for the first two hours after the filling. Be careful to take proper medicines as prescribed by the Doctor. As temporary fillings won't last long please get it made permanent at the next appointment itself. Always remember An Early Filling Saves your Teeth! Learn more about different types of fillings . Book an appointment with our dentist at the earliest.