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A 25-year-old female asked:

it's been almost 2 weeks after my fillings from the dentist.. is it normal to still have sensitivity on the tooth and headaches on the same sides?

5 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Sensitive fillings: Sensitivity could be the result of the decay being deep and close to the nerve. However, it sounds like the fillings may be high and need to be adjusted. This is a simple, quick procedure. Call your dentist and let them know you are having these problems.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Can be normal....: Depends on how deep the filling was. It may also be that the nerve in that tooth is going bad. It's best to have your dentist take a look at it. Give their office a call.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Post op sensitivity: Sensitivity at this point while not "normal" is not uncommon. I doubt the headaches are related in any way to the to the fillings other than you may be suffering from tension headaches as a consequence. Sometimes, especially with deep\large fillings it takes even longer for the nerve to accommodate to the procedure. Regardless, i would contact your dentist ask that he\she take a look at the teeth.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Ask your Dentist to also check to make sure the fillings are not too "high."
Mar 26, 2014
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See dentist: Some people have pain for a while but it is best to see your dentist and make sure there is not another problem. Headaches are probably not related so see your doctor.
Dr. Don Millner
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Have adjusted ASAP!!: A small, undetectable "thick" filling especially light cured ones can create bite irregularities that can be annoying, create sensitivity, give you headaches and can even fracture the filled tooth and it's opposing tooth. While ones bite seems to adapt, it doesn't! a slight bite adjustment now might prevent significant issues latter. If the bite adj. Doesn't help you may need a root canal.

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