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Points to pay attention to after teeth restoration

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Achieving a beautiful and healthy smile after tooth restoration can be a challenge, but it’s not impossible with the right information and guidance. In this article from drhealthandbeauty, we will cover the essential points to pay attention to after teeth restoration to ensure a successful and lasting outcome. From the choice of materials and techniques to proper aftercare and maintenance, we have it all covered. So read on and prepare yourself to make the most out of your teeth restoration journey.

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Why teeth restoration?

Teeth are one of the most important parts of the body to look more beautiful and healthy. Therefore, any change in shape and unpleasant feeling in it can not only cause an unpleasant feeling in a person such as bad breath, but it can also lead to serious events such as gum swelling or Gingivitis in gums and even tooth infection, which must be taken seriously and treated as soon as possible.

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Some of the most common reasons for tooth restoration are:

  • Tooth decay

Decay is one of the most common reasons for tooth restoration. Various factors cause tooth decay, which is one of the main causes below:

    • Genetics or hormonal changes
    • Improper oral hygiene
    • Excessive consumption of sweet foods and drinks

Toothache is one of the early signs of tooth decay. Although sometimes the toothache is without any decay.
If decay is not detected early enough, it can cause serious problems, even to the point where the tooth needs to be repaired or replaced.

  •  Damage caused by accident or trauma

Accidents and injuries may have serious and vital complications, and the need for tooth restoration is one of them.

  • Aging and wear and tear

With increasing age and erosion of the immune system, a person needs more care and precision in his health. Over time, teeth may wear down due to age and wear. Dental restorations like implants and Root canals can help restore teeth to their original shape and function.

  • Beauty goals

Beauty, a state that all people naturally gravitate towards. Some people choose tooth restoration for cosmetic reasons, such as improving the appearance of their smile, laminating teeth, whitening teeth, or filling the gap between teeth.

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The most important causes of tooth decay?

The most important causes of teeth decay include:

  1.  Lack of oral hygiene
  2.  Sugar intake
  3.  Dry mouth
  4. Genetics
  5.  Age

Good oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing, limiting sugar intake, and staying hydrated is very important to reduce the risk of tooth decay. Regular visits to the dentist and professional cleaning can also help prevent and treat tooth decay.

You may also be interested in reading the article “ Pain In Wisdom Tooth – Get Rid Of It Forever


what is the different type of teeth restoration?

Before stating the most important points that you should follow after tooth restoration, we will introduce various methods of tooth restoration:
1. Dental implants
2. Bridgework
3. Artificial prostheses
4. Covers
Detailed explanations about each of these methods have been reviewed in their place, which you can visit their links to read.

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Tips for Tooth restoration aftercare

Tooth restoration or tooth filling is one of the easiest and first measures to eliminate tooth decay. When your tooth is faced with decay, the dentist usually drains the decayed and infected areas and fills them with unique materials (when there is a deep tooth cavity or an infection that has reached the pulp of the tooth, a root canal should be done before filling in order to prevent some complications like tooth sensitivity to cold or hot, ). Various materials, such as amalgam, composite, etc., are used for filling.

If you also have sensitive teeth, we recommend you to read the “What To Do With Tooth Sensitivity” article.

After the teeth restoration by filling, there are some points and necessities that you need to pay special attention to:

Points to be considered after teeth restoration:

  •  The restored tooth may be sensitive to various factors such as impact and cold for several days. Do not worry, and try to eliminate the stimulating factors.
  • If the filling is close to the tooth nerve and there is night pain or spontaneous pain, root canal treatment is needed. See a doctor immediately after the onset of severe pain.
  • Do not eat hard food other than liquids for two hours after eating.
  • 24 hours after tooth restoration, you can use the side of the filled tooth to chew food.
  • If the restoration area is extended, visit your dentist as soon as possible.
  •  After filling the tooth with tooth-colored materials, avoid eating colored materials (tea, coffee, soft drinks…) for 24 hours as possible.
  •  It is necessary to observe oral hygiene and restored teeth as well as healthy teeth.
  •  In the case of tooth restoration with different metal materials (amalgam), there is a possibility that the tooth will be sensitive to cold, etc., within 1 to 1.5 months.
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  • In tooth restoration with materials of the same color, exposure to excessive teeth sensitivity cannot be justified in any way and should be investigated immediately.
  •  If the filling of your tooth becomes loose, see your dentist immediately, because sometimes the fillings move away from the tooth wall and there is a gap between the tooth and the filling. This distance is a good place for food to get stuck and start a new decay.
  • Restoring teeth does not prevent oral hygiene in any way. It should be noted that for brushing and flossing, especially in amalgam restorations, at least a few hours should pass after the repair. If it is impossible to floss the restored tooth, you should visit your dentist as soon as possible.

Reading the “How To Keep Healthy Oral Microbiome” article is highly recommended.

  • It is normal to have pain and slight sensitivity to hot and cold water after tooth restoration. This pain will go away after a few days; Of course, it may sometimes take up to one or two months. However, if the pain intensity does not decrease after a few days, or if the pain occurs at night or with pulsations, visit your dentist.
  • The feeling of height in the restored tooth can be due to the numbness of the restored area. The different shape of the restoration compared to the caries cavity and its novelty for the oral cavity causes excessive attention to the restoration and a false sense of height.
  • Anesthesia of the repaired area may last from one hour to several hours, depending on the type of anesthesia. The thing that needs to be observed during this period is to be careful not to bite or injure the lips and cheeks accidentally.
  •  Usually, tooth-colored restorations or composite restorations experience some degree of undesirable color change after several months of service. Amalgam restorations may also lose their surface polish after some time and have an unpleasant and uneven appearance. If this happens, see your dentist.
  • In some patients, the contact of steel spoons with the amalgam restoration may cause a mild electric shock. Biting aluminum sheets like chocolate skin also leads to this condition. If this happens a lot and bothers you, you should see a dentist to change the type of restoration.
  • When a tooth is restored, it does not mean that it no longer needs any care. Instead, the repaired tooth may suffer from secondary decay or be subject to new decay from a place other than the place where the restoration was performed. Tooth restoration increases the need for hygiene. So, even if you have removed all your tooth decay with restoration, it is necessary to regularly use a toothbrush and floss and visit the dentist every six months.
  • Any restored tooth may have problems after a few months of restoration; for example, a part of the restoration may break, etc., in these cases, it is necessary to visit a dentist to repair the restoration or replace it.
  • After tooth restoration, there is no need to use pus drying (antibiotic). Try to use painkillers only in case of pain after consulting your dentist.


  • One of the most essential points of dental care that should be considered is that prevention always precedes treatment. Try to check your teeth once in a while.
  • Even when you do not feel pain in your teeth, or you do not feel any problems in your mouth and teeth, try to visit the dentist every six months for

Tooth decay is a common disease that is directly related to the type and quality of your diet. Always remember that teeth should be used for cutting and chewing, and avoid breaking hard food with your teeth.

  • Avoid eating hard and brittle foods such as pistachios, hazelnuts, ice, the bottom of the pot, hard chocolates, and candies with restored teeth, especially in extensive restorations because it will break the restoration or the remaining walls of the tooth.

Restored teeth can decay again, so it is necessary to observe oral and dental hygiene, such as brushing and flossing and consuming less sugar and sweets.

  • When a tooth is restored, it does not mean that nothing more needs to be done, and this tooth is closed for decay. The tooth may suffer from secondary decay in the place of restoration, or it may be subject to new decay from a place other than the place of restoration. Tooth restoration increases the need for hygiene. So, even if you have removed all your tooth decay with restoration, you must brush and floss regularly and see a dentist every six months. Dental restorations, like any other object, have a useful life, so for periodic visits and possibly need to be Replace at the right time.
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Author and specialist

Dr. Majid Zahrabi,


  • Board Certified Neurosurgeon
  • DHA certificate holder
  • Plantation certificate holder, France
  • Certified holder of Discogol, France
  • A pioneer in the non-surgical treatment of disc herniation in the Middle East and CIS countries.
  • Under the training and coaching of Professor Jacques Theron (founder of Discogel Therapy) since 2008
  • More than 400 successful cervical and 1300 lumbar discogel injections
  • Trained and certified several neurosurgeons and spine surgeons in the Middle East and CIS countries for the treatment of Discogel
  • Strong belief in patient-centered care planning and participation
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Imam Khomeini and Amir Mazandarani Hospital, Sari, Iran, with more than 430 surgeries annually, 2000-2011
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Farmaniyeh, Nikan and Yas Sepid Hospital, Tehran, Iran, with more than 400 surgeries annually, 2011-2012
  • Neurosurgeon at Iranian Hospital, Dubai, 2022-2023
  • Since 2015, he has been working as a reference doctor for the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with Discogel and has trained many doctors of spine-related specialties in various countries of the Middle East and CIS in person/practically and online.



  • Individual training sessions under the direct supervision of Professor Jacques Theron in Discogel treatment, 2008-2020
  • Training sessions under the supervision of Professor Thierry Boye on spinal implants, 2007
  • Participation and presentation in several national and international medical and neuro-spinal conferences
  • Board certificate by Iran Neurosurgery Board, 2001
  • Neurosurgery assistant training course, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, 1996-2001 (In 2001, he graduated from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences with the first rank in the country.
  • His thesis the titled:The Application of human amniotic membrane in repair of dura matter in dogs.” ( It was happening for the first time in the world. )
  • General medical education, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, 1984-1993


Published books:

  • CT scan of the brain for doctors
  • Etiology and treatment of painful spine disorders
  • Atlas of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of spine disorders
  • The most common mistakes in the treatment of spinal disorders
  • Reading brain CT scan in simple language (3rd place in the book of the year)
  • Treatment of head and spine injuries

Publications and articles:

  • Bacteriostatic and bactericidal effects of DISCOGEL® (https://www.researchgate.net/)
  • Muscle recovery, reduction of pain, and improvement of movement strategies in patients with lumbar discopathy after injection of Discogel.
  • The article on the initial results of the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection, which won the second-best poster rank at the Pan Arab International Congress of Interventional Radiology (March 14-16, 2015) and was accepted for presentation at the Chicago Pain Congress.
  • The use of human amniotic membrane in dura mater repair in dogs, a study for the first time in the world.



  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2019
  • Chicago International Pain Congress, 2019
  • Iran International Pain Management Congress, 2018
  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2018
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Armenia for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2017
  • First Live Workshop and Seminar on Minimally Invasive Disc Therapy (DISCON), 2017
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Azerbaijan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • Seminar of Iranian official managers, 2016
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Tajikistan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • International Neurological Intervention Congress in Iran, 2014
  • Educational seminar for nurses on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Educational seminar for general practitioners on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Speech at the Retraining Seminar for General Practitioners and Specialists in Dubai (Discon) in 2017
  • Speech in the internal retraining courses of Irani Hospital, Dubai
  • Holding lecture sessions and practical workshops on the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Oman, and Armenia during the years 2015 to 2021.
  • Giving a lecture and holding a practical workshop for neurosurgeons in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh City University in 2023

Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.