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How long does cavity filling procedures take

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Call your dentist: Pain after a cavity is filled shouldn't be severe. There might be some gum irritation for a day or two that would probably respond to over the counter... Read More
Dr. Scott Williams
Dentistry 14 years experience
Ibuprofen works: I would contact your dentist as there may be another problem besides pain like infection or the filling is too high. Ibuprofen works well for pain un... Read More
Dr. Woojin Woody Kwon
Dentistry 20 years experience
Advil (ibuprofen): Or tylenol (acetaminophen). If otc meds don't help, contact the dentist who did the filling for you. Need to figure out why it's causing pain. Rout... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Typically yes: Many oral professionals will have patients take an anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen before dental work.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Don't be nervous: Once you have the local anesthetic, you won't feel a thing regardless of what procedure your dentist needs to do. If the decay is as deep as you say, ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Zebrack
Dentistry 10 years experience
Yes: It depends on the pain deep or any filling could have sensitivity to cold or hot but should go away within seconds after swallow if it lingers for a m... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Tooth fillings: Yes these can easily be re-done. Not a problem. No filling lasts forever.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rohm
Cosmetic Dentistry 34 years experience
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Sometimes: This should be mild and temporary. If not, check back with your own dentist.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your denist: They should be able to sand down the filling to get your bite to set properly.
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