I've had my jaw broken in two places, several molars broken, wisdom teeth extracted, not many fillings, and I always take a lot of time away from smoking anything when those things happen. You only have one set of teeth, but plenty of future days to puff on that pipe.
I had filling work done recently and I asked the dentist if I needed to watch what I ate or drank and she said that I could resume my eating/drinking habits right away.
However, my filling work could be different from your filling work - so to be safe, maybe give your dentist a quick call and ask if there are any restrictions you need to adhere to.
Thanks for the advice. I imagine I'm being a hypochondriac but I was concerned that heating/cooling involved with smoking could cause issues, but I do really look forward to pipe day. Best on the safe side though. Thanks again.
Yah, but having half your face numb and digging in your pocket for your keys sounds like a recipe for a dinged pipe... I've had similar experiences with cigs, but my dentist told me that the blue light thingamajig (Technical term) solidifies the fillings... You should be good to go. In my experience the only time you can't smoke is after oral surgery and especially after getting teeth pulled. No smokes for 3 days after my wisdoms got yanked in the Corps. As if I wasn't already starving to death eating nothing but weird powdered shakes and broth.
There's nothing wrong with smoking right after a filling is done, that stuff is sealed away and contained, so there's absolutely no risk of your smoking adversely affecting your filling. It's not like getting wisdom teeth done and risking dry sockets as a result.
Of course any medical professional will always say "you shouldn't smoke, but if you have to, smoke after it's fully healed." Which could be 2-7 days...
You can smoke when ya like. But I say for sake of moderation and self control you should send all of your pipes to a less fortunate, and begin smoming again only after you have bought all new pipes and tobacco. All joking aside fillings are sealed and permanent when ya leave the office, but for the sake of prudence wait untill ya dont have any pain from the procedure.