A 48-year-old member asked:
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is it normal to feel pain after cavity filling?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Not uncommon: Slight sensitivity following a filling is not uncommon. Your own dentist should have given you some guidance in this area. If not, or this is severe or doesn't subside shortly, call your dentist for advice as to what to expect before coming in for an evaluation.
Answered on Aug 1, 2017

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