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A 39-year-old member asked:

How come my amalgam (filling) hurts?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
More info needed...: New or old filling? Deep or shallow? Large or small? As you can see, it's a pure guess without knowing these answers as well as looking at the tooth and a radiograph. Call your local dentist for an appointment.
Dr. Don Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic 44 years experience
ManyReasons possible: Your amalgam filling can hurt for numerous reasons. 1. It's too thick and your bite needs adjustment. 2. The decay was very close to the nerve and now the nerve is upset or dying. 3. The tooth's wall cracked4.The filling may have a "gap/open" deficit and needs to be redone. Speak to your dentist there might have been issues you were warned about but now have "medical / dental office amnesia!".

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Please explain why does my amalgam (filling) hurt?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Filling sensitivity: Drilling out the decay on a tooth and restoring it with a filling is a surgical procedure on the tooth and it is not uncommon to have some post-op sensitivity. It could be related to the bite being high or the the nerve being inflamed. Call the dentist who treated you for advice on this matter. It might go away on its own or require further treatment. Your own dentist will know best.

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