I had five fillings done today at 8:15 am, and 95% of the numbness wore off by about 1 pm. However it is 4 pm, there is a small part that is still numb. I don't know why this part won't go away, but I can't drink water without spilling it all over myself, and I'm smiling like a stroke victim... How long should I wait before calling my dentist? Their office has closed for the weekend, but they said there's some sort of emergency contact number that I my call will be directed to... Don't know if this counts as an emergency or if I should just wait it out a bit longer or if I should just call anyway..... I'm freaking out. I am supposed to go on a date with this guy I like tomorrow and we're going to dinner... I don't want to make a fool of myself by not being able to drink anything without drooling everywhere!