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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Tooth fillings: Yes these can easily be re-done. Not a problem. No filling lasts forever.

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rohm
Dr. John Rohm answered
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Filling: Not sure if you meant before or after you got a filling. There are grooves or pits in a tooth that can pick up stains. It may be involved with a cavit ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Not if you are numb: If your tooth is numbed up with a local anesthetic, there is nothing to feel. Some small fillings do not require local anesthesia. Everyone has differ ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Not at all: With local anesthetics, dental treatment pain is the stuff of mythology and hysteria--if and only if you don't wait until dental disease is a full blo ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dentist can recheck: A dentist can re-evaluate a tooth if there is pain after a cavity filling. The dentist can see if there is an infection or some other reason for the p ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Moretta
38 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Unless it is a wisdom tooth, I agree with your dentist, especially at your age. It is better to keep your natural teeth as long as possible. A root c ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes: This should be mild and temporary. If not, check back with your own dentist.
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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Please see dentist: Are you using tooth whitening strips? They sometimes eventually cause pain. You may be brushing improperly. Your dentist can show you a better way. ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Call Dentist: May be from insult to the nerve of the tooth from trying to repair the deep cavity. May be that the filling is just a little high and needs a minor a ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It is...: ... for a very deep lesion. Your dentist referred you to either have root canal therapy started or to have the tooth extracted. Apparently a simple fi ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Sounds like you have infection or your mouth and or sinuses. If so you may need procedure, drain a dental abscess, or treat the problem. You start wit ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: But does it really matter? You're uncomfortable, in pain, and need of care. Call a local dentist for an appointment, and feel better soon.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Eventually, yes: If the carious lesion is that deep, then the tooth may require root canal therapy first. Better to treat the problem before the crown is placed.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Inflammation: The gum tissue around that tooth may be inflamed. Flossing should keep it clean and eventually alleviate the sensitivity. Brush twice a day, too.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Call dentist: Call the dentist that placed the filling about your pain. Some sensitivity is common but not pain. It could be something as simple as your bite need ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Husam Bezreh
Specializes in Periodontics
1-2 months: Unless there is an injury to the nerve, it could take 1-2 months for the sensitivity to go away. If the nerve is injured, then a root. Anal treatment ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: If the fillings were deep and the pain has not resolved, you may need root canal therapy. have your dentist evaluate.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not unusual: Can be there was slight movement of the 12 yr molar when wisdom tooth removed. Could also be the healing going on in the bone/gums where the wisdom t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Green
8 years experience Dentistry
Gum swelling: It is possible that the gums were irritated and swelled after having the matrix band around the tooth and a wedge during the filling process! tha ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manjeet Singh
9 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes: this is likely secondary to nerve irritation. See your dentist asap. May take ibuprofen for pain.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Not uncommon: Slight sensitivity following a filling is not uncommon. Your own dentist should have given you some guidance in this area. If not, or this is severe o ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
25 years experience Dentistry
Possible fracture: That fact that a temp filling fell out may suggest that there is a fracture in the tooth. A devitalized tooth is more brittle than a vital tooth an ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
RCT needed?: The presence or absence of pain does not necessarily indicate the need for RCT. One can require RCT on a tooth even though an x-ray does not substanti ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
31 years experience Dentistry
Root Canal: Rule of thumb, I generally tell the patient the first 24 hrs are the roughest. Did the dentist prescribe antibiotics? pain killer? Headache may be ... Read More
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