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what should i do for severe pain after cavity filling

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
49 years experience Dentistry
Go back: See the dentist who restored the tooth. It may be too high and in the way of your bite. It may have a crack that was not previously in evidence and it ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Woojin Woody Kwon
18 years experience Dentistry
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience Pain Management
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
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
19 years experience Pain Management
Tell your dentist: I recommend telling the dentist who treated you- they may recommend using tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids. Severe, ongoing pain may indicate an infe ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Not uncommon: Slight sensitivity following a filling is not uncommon. Your own dentist should have given you some guidance in this area. If not, or this is severe o ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rohm
Dr. John Rohm answered
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Simple...: A cavity, by definition: cav·i·ty (kăv′ĭ-tē) 1. A hollow; a hole. 2. A hollow area within the body: a sinus cavity. 3. A pitted area in a tooth caus ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
See your: Dentist for repair.

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