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soreness after filling

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
25 years experience Dentistry
it happens often: The most common underlying reason for a filling to 'fall out' is due to a cavity. When decay threatens the normal health of a tooth, it can affect th ... Read More
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Normally you lost your old filling because of decay under it , so cleaning that decay before filing the tooth again might get closer to the nerve ( ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Cho
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Laser tx: Find someone in your area with a diode laser and have it removed.
Dr. Aaron Cregger
14 years experience Dentistry
Wait!!: It will go away on its own in 7-10 days. Orabase by colgate is a great topical relief.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Merrett
28 years experience Dentistry
Sore gums after fill: This depends on how deep and the location of the filling? It also depends if a rubber dam was used also. Usually, the gums maybe sore if they were abr ... Read More
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Dr. Aaron Cook
15 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If the cavity extended near-to or below the gums, removing all of the decay and then polishing the filling material can cause temporary irritation to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Cho
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It's not normal...: But, it's not uncommon either. Dental procedures can be stressful. That stress is what causes canker sores. Limiting any other physical and psychol ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
1-3 wks.: Drilling on a tooth can cause a hyperemia or increase in blood flow to the pulp. Clinically you will have sensitivity to cold. If this doesn't go away ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Sore throat: And ear ache. Several possibilities: the filling is high and needs to be adjusted; the decay was very close to the nerve and the tooth may be infecte ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Cold sensitivity: Cold sensitivity is not uncommon, depending on the type of filling and how much decay needed to be removed. Most cold sensitivity will disappear with ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Referred Pain: is pain in next tooth besides the one that received the filling. This pain should decrease on its own over 10-14 days.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
34 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Varies: I would contact your dentist if it is still sore after a few days. The bite on it may need to be adjusted. It is wise to keep in contact with your d ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Some people use their toothbrush like a saw and some use it like feather duster. If the composite is near tissue, of course overbrushing can cut the ... Read More

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