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Ache 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Separation of gums around lower left second & third molar. Pain started after cavity filling at dentist. Accompanied with bleeding & a white/red sore?
Gums: It sounds like you have gingival trauma or infection. Have your dentist look at the problem. All the best. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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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