How long after I have had a filling must I wait before eating?
Most fillings are full strength within a few seconds of being placed. However, if you have a numb lip we advise everyone to avoid chewing or eating hot food or drinks until the feeling has fully returned. This is usually between 2 to 3 hours after your treatment. It is OK to drink cool drinks or eat soft, cool foods that don't require chewing but be careful because your lips won't work very well. Things may get a bit messy.