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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Infection: Tooth may be infected. If so it needs immediate treatment. Perhaps antibiotic coverage and/or incision and drainage followed by root canal treatment ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Needs exam: It might be a simple as a new filling. Give your dentist a call for an appointment.
Dr. Keith Hollander
35 years experience Dentistry
Possible: If the filling was placed recently, it could be how it was bonded. If the filling has been there a long time then its possible that the nerve has die ... Read More

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please : Please call the dentist who put in the most recent filling. It should not hurt so much that you can not eat. In the meantime, consider use of non-ster ... Read More
Dr. R Thomas
Dr. R Thomas answered
31 years experience Dentistry
By : By your question, it sounds like there was no pain in the process of drilling and placing the filling. I that is the case, the i would have to assume ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
I : I would have your dentist check the occlusion (bite) to make sure the filling is not overcontoured. If it is not "high" or an adjustment does not reso ... Read More
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Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
No: Typically, the minor discomfort of getting anesthetic makes getting a filling painless. It is rare to have a circumstance where anesthetic does no ... Read More
Dr. J BARRY Stovall
45 years experience General Practice
No: Modern dental care should be painless.
Dr. Hans Reinemer
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
No: Modern dentistry can be very uneventful and painless in most cases. Adequate anesthesia is easily achieved and in cases where that becomes an issue t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Depends..: Did your dentist find the cavity in a very early stage? Then probably not. If it is deep then it could be sensitive or painful. Dentists are wel ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
See dentist: There can be many reasons for a silver filling to hurt. It can range from hitting high on the filling(bite off) to pulp (nerve and other live parts i ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: As soon as possible. You may have an infection that requires immediate and further treatment.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Neither one: Really have to be painful. Pain is a relative term and varies depending on ones pain threshold. Additionally, depending on the extent / difficulty, ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Dental abscess: The most common type of dental abscess is a periapical abscess (tooth), and the second most common is a periodontal abscess (gums) or combination of b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
39 years experience Dentistry
No: If they are done properly, sealed well they should be fine. If its deep silver or composite would possibly irritate.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not a long time: One day is not a long time. The tooth was traumatized by the procedure. The cavity may have been deep. Is it continuous, when you bite, or to cold? It ... Read More

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