A 21-year-old female asked:
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is it normal to still have a sharp pain after getting fillings for a cavity?

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
Not really: sharp pain may be caused by your bite being off because of a new filling. Or if the filling was deep it may have touched the nerve in that tooth In any event go back to your dentist and have it evaluated. The pain is telling you that there is a problem needing to be eliminated
Answered on Apr 5, 2015
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Very common: Some people may experience tooth sensitivity after having a cavity filled. This can be fixed with a simple bite adjustment. See your dentist for post op evaluation.
Answered on Apr 5, 2015
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