United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 17-year-old female asked:
Have just got a filling, mouth is still numb, why does it still hurt the same as before??
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dentistry 37 years experience
Depends...: After having a filling placed it is not unusual for the tooth to be a bit sensitive. However, if your tooth was causing you pain before, then you may have needed something different than a filling. Typically a cavity won't cause severe pain unless the nerve is involved. If the post-op discomfort is just sensitivity then give it some time. If you are having spontaneous pain, see your dentist asap.
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Last updated Jul 21, 2014
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