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tooth pain when chewing after composite filling

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Prevent?: Proper dental techniques reduces the chance of post operative discomfort following the placement of composite fillings, but even with that, sometimes ... Read More
Dr. Mark Venincasa
34 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See your dentist: Please go back to see the dentist who placed the composite filling. Perhaps it is too high and you are biting into it too hard. Perhaps the filling ... Read More
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
How long?: If your tooth is painful more then a day or two after a composite filling it is best to see the dentist who did it to evaluate the bite and see if the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
New Restoration: The old restoration on the tooth in question needed replacement. The new restoration may be deep, resulting in sensitivity which can last for some tim ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Damaged tooth: Probability is that the tooth was infected (decay) and by the time the dentist finished removing aloft the infection there wasn't much tooth left. You ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Mohamed
18 years experience Dentistry
Toothache: Check with your dentist, if it really hurts badly may you need root canal treatment, but if it is only sensitive it will resolve by itself in six week ... Read More
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Dr. James Manning
42 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Although it may be more serious and in need of additional treatment, this may only be a tooth with an occlusal/biting interference. A simple adjustme ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Wait and see: Teeth are sensitive after fillings due to the size, depth and location on the tooth. Also the size of the pulp chamber. Sensitivity to cold is most co ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Santiago
8 years experience Dentistry
Yes.: Any filling can fall out. The main reason for losing a filling is recrrent decay around the filling loosening it and causing it to fall out when it i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Somewhat: Call your dentist, explain the problem and asked to be seen to check the bite and re-evaluate the tooth. A simple bite adjustment often remedies that ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Kirschner
8 years experience Dentistry
Wrong: The silver spoon would have electric reaction only with old silver, not composite filling material. Whatever, it probably will go away by itself or yo ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Something is amiss: If the pain started right after a tooth was restored, then there is a really strong chance that it is that tooth. It can also be a different one, but ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Just: Brush and floss and the filling will keep its appearance for years.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possible Root Canal: Nerve in the tooth may have gone bad, or the tooth may have fractured. Filling may have cracked, too. Can't be certain without an exam and radiograph, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Inflammation: Teeth have living tissue in them and having a filling is basically a minor surgical procedure. It's common to have some slight temporary sensitivity f ... Read More

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