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my tooth is still sensitive/painful today. is it normal for a filling to still hurt so long after the dentist a day ago?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not a long time: One day is not a long time. The tooth was traumatized by the procedure. The cavity may have been deep. Is it continuous, when you bite, or to cold? It's like spraining an ankle.. Give it time to heal and you should be fine. If you have additional concerns, call the dentist who placed the restoration for guidance.
Dr. David Mjos
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: Depends on how deep the restoration was and trauma to the soft tissue. Sensitivity can last weeks or even months and there is nothing wrong! may want to consult the dentist and get their opinion if this is normal.

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Last updated Mar 15, 2016

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