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Tooth ache after cavity filling?

Tooth ache after cavity filling?

Toothache : It's not uncommon to have sensitivity following the placement of a filling, especially to cold. If it aches on it's own it might indicate that the bite needs to be adjusted. The greater the intensity, frequency ; duration of the ache, the more likely it might require root canal therapy. See your dentist asap for an evaluation of the tooth. It might be a quick simple fix or something more serious! ...Read more

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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more


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Sore throat & ear ache after filling a cavity, normal?

Sore throat & ear ache after filling a cavity, normal?

Sore throat: And ear ache. Several possibilities: the filling is high and needs to be adjusted; the decay was very close to the nerve and the tooth may be infected and need a root canal; your TMJ may be sore due to having your mouth open for a long time. All of these can cause pain that feels like an ear ache. The sore throat is probably separate. If it doesn't go away in 2-3 days, check with your physician. ...Read more

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Why does my new filling hurt? I got a new filling last week, and starting about three days ago i noticed a constant dull ache coming from that tooth. It didn't feel like this when the cavity was there, and i've never experienced something like this with o

Why does my new filling hurt? I got a new filling last week, and starting about three days ago i noticed a constant dull ache coming from that tooth. It didn't feel like this when the cavity was there, and i've never experienced something like this with o

Sight : Sight unseen, it sounds like you filling was a little deep, or it could be that your bite is a little high. It the tooth sensitive to hot and cold, or does it hurt more when you bite down on it? The nerve in your tooth was slightly traumatized when the decay was cleaned out. The deeper the cavity, the more the trauma. It is not uncommon for the tooth to have been asymptomatic before you had the filling placed. Patients equate pain with a problem... Many times there are problems without pain. A visit to your dentist to check it out is your best bet for an accurate evaluation. ...Read more

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How typical is it to get a canker sore after a cavity filling?

How typical is it to get a canker sore after a cavity filling?

It's not normal...: But, it's not uncommon either. Dental procedures can be stressful. That stress is what causes canker sores. Limiting any other physical and psychological stressors while receiving dental treatment may help reduce the episodes of canker reoccurrence. ...Read more

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What are the different types of fillings for cavities?

What are the different types of fillings for cavities?

Silver and white: Amalgam (silver) fillings have been the standard for many, many, years, and have performed well. Composite fillings, if done right, will also perform well and look much more natural in the mouth. There are other less used fillings, such as glass ionomer, that have their place in dentistry also. All fillings have their unique pros and cons. ...Read more

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What are cavity filling kits made of? How long will it last?

What are cavity filling kits made of? How long will it last?

Emergency kits: Different emergency dental repair kits have different ingredients. Read the labels at the store. Eugenol (oil of cloves) is a common ingredient. It may not help, will only last a short time at best, and some patients do more harm than good when using them. It’s best to call a dentist and be seen asap for professional care. ...Read more

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Can you explain how do recover after cavity fillings they numb?

Recover?: You don't need to do anything but allow the anesthetic to wear off. Then, don't chew on the new dental work for the next day or so. That will allow the filling to set (silver amalgam) or cure (tooth-colored composite) completely. If the tooth is not comfortable, take advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) in first 2-3 days. Call dentist if symptoms persist more than 3 days. ...Read more

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Please help! i'm having pain/throbbing after deep cavity filling?

Call Dentist: May be from insult to the nerve of the tooth from trying to repair the deep cavity. May be that the filling is just a little high and needs a minor adjustment. May be nerve of the tooth is becoming non-vital or is infected. Please call your dentist for a reevaluation. ...Read more

Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more


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