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Is it normal to swell up after getting a filling done

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Not normal: No, it's not normal and yes, you might need root canal therapy. I recommend that you call your dentist, and asked to be seen in order to evaluate you... Read More
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Cosmetic Dentistry 35 years experience
Not normal...: I would call the dentist's office. They understand your particulars and may assist you in problem-solving. Some potential problems may be that the f... Read More
Dr. Londel Fields
Specializes in Dentistry
Possibly: If a pulp cap, a medicine that should placed nearest the nerve, it might better on it's own. However, if the filling is hitting too high, it needs to... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes: Many patients like to have as much treatment completed at the visit to minimize the number of visits. It really depends on the size of the fillings an... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Ask your dentist!: Since only your dental professional knows the composition of the filling, only s'he knows if the filling itself is causing a temporary taste disturban... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 47 years experience
Gum swelling: Yes ,usually goes away in a day or so. If it does not call the Doc's office for advise. They usually happy to fix it for you.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Both: The extent of the problem in each will determine which one is more important to do. Your own dentist can answer that question better than we can never... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes, normal: Filling may be a bit deep, and/or the tooth was traumatized by the procedure. It can take some time to pass as the tooth heals.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 30 years experience
It depends: Often, getting composites on teeth that have had deep caries, will lead to having pain 4 several days, sometimes, weeks. You can test the nerve of the... Read More
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Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Unusual: It is possible that there is some residual swelling from the injection, if it was for an upper back tooth. 6 days is a bit long for this to last. I wo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Depends on : Size however generally less than 1 hour.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not particularly: I cannot explain why your current dentist would need to revisit the same tooth three times in three weeks and each time find additional decay, especia... Read More

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