Your mouth, gums and tongue may feel numb for a few hours after your dental filling. This is because the local anesthetic will take time to wear off so you may have difficulty talking, chewing and drinking. You may also experience a tingly feeling in the area as feeling returns.
The tooth may be more sensitive than usual to cold and heat for a few days to a week after your procedure. Tell your dentist if symptoms worsen or continue longer than a week because this could indicate changes within the pulp tissue (nerve) that may require further treatment.