A 47-year-old member asked:
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What can I take for severe pain after cavity filling?

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience in 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 Ibuprofen or a mild narcotic such as tramadol or low dose vicodin. If the pain is severe you should call your dentist and get back for another examination.
Answered on Sep 16, 2015

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