A 20-year-old female asked:
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had a tooth filling 8 hours ago, now have a constant intense pain & severe swelling in the area. never experienced this with filling before. remedy?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Tooth Abscess: It won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by removing filling and draining it and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP.
Answered on Oct 15, 2015
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Dr. Kini Tran
Dr. Kini Tran answered
17 years experience Dentistry
Need to return: I think you need to either go back or get a second opinion evaluation from another dentist immediately. Tooth sounds like it may need a Root canal treatment duebtonthe severe swelling in the area.
Answered on Oct 15, 2015
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: The swelling may be a sign of infection. The filling may have been deep. Have your dentist evaluate the tooth and the swelling.
Answered on Oct 15, 2015
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Not : Not sure i fully understand your problem, but anytime that you have dental pain you should be evaluated to determine the cause and arrange to treat th ... Read More
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Not: sure what abx will do for no swelling. Any pus, redness. No one will do antibiotic without seeing a patient . At least to be seen on line, virtual, to ... Read More
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I'm sorry...: ... but I'm having a really hard time deciphering your post. Are your lips swollen? If so, call your dentist.
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Dr. Michael Green
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Gum swelling: It is possible that the gums were irritated and swelled after having the matrix band around the tooth and a wedge during the filling process! tha ... Read More

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