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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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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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?

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

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When does a cavity become irreparable (via filling or root canal)?

When does a cavity become irreparable (via filling or root canal)?

Decay: When the decay is too close to the nerve that the nerve can not repair or is exposed or if there is not enough tooth structure about the gum left to build it up. ...Read more

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How long should the soreness last after a cavity filling and crown?

How long should the soreness last after a cavity filling and crown?

Depends : Fillings can be sensitive a couple of days depending upon how deep the cavity was and the type of material used. If still sensitive after 48 hours, contact your dentist. Your tooth should not be sensitive after a crown placement. The crown might be too 'high.'your dentist may need to adjust your bite and check the health of your tooth. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of cavities without going thru a filling?

Is it possible to get rid of cavities without going thru a filling?

No: Its always best to take care of cavities early before they turn into something major.L. ...Read more

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Hawley retainer won't fit after a cavity filling. What should I do?

Hawley retainer won't fit after a cavity filling. What should I do?

See dentist: Go back to the dentist - with your hawley -- and have the filling adjusted so the hawley fits. Simple as that ! good luck. ...Read more

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When you have a cavity, do you have to do a filling or a root canal?

When you have a cavity, do you have to do a filling or a root canal?

See a dentist: Dental caries is the most prevalent chronic disease in the world. If cavities aren't treated with fillings, they can lead to root canals, severe toothache, infection and tooth loss. Although cavities can be fixed by the dentist the prevention of cavities is the best strategy for your oral health. See a dentist for examination and x-rays. ...Read more

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Should a 5 year child undergo general anesthesia for cavity filling if he won't cooperate?

Yes, many children: In my developmental/behavioral practice require conscious sedation or anesthesia for teeth-cleaning or repair by a pediodontist in an outpatient surgery center after a medical & family history & pre-op physical clear them for surgery. Chronic decay can lead to pain & infection that can get to other organs thru the bloodstream. Pre-op antibiotics are given to kids with structural heart defects. ...Read more

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Can dentist fill a big cavity with white filling or would it have to be the silver ugly one?

White filling: A white filling can be used to fill the big cavity. Sometimes, a crown may be recommended if there is significant tooth structure missing. Discuss this with your dentist. ...Read more

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I have to replace a crown and get a filling for a cavity. Which one should I get done first?

I have to replace a crown and get a filling for a cavity. Which one should I get done first?

Both: The extent of the problem in each will determine which one is more important to do. Your own dentist can answer that question better than we can never having seen either tooth nor x-rays of them. If money is an issue consider at least having the crown removed to evaluate the tooth, and then temporized with a good fitting strong temporary crown. ...Read more

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If you already have a filling can you possibly have a cavity on the same tooth you have a filling?

Yes: Yes, you can still get recurrent decay around a filling or on other parts of the tooth that are susceptible bacteria and the acids found in the mouth. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Richard Levin
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