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Dull sporatic pain after tooth filling. Is there anything that will help?

Dull sporatic pain after tooth filling. Is there anything that will help?

See Your Dentist: I recommend you follow up with your dentist. Minor sensitivity is normal for a day or two after a recent filling. If your pain is more severe, please see your dentist to determine why. It may be as simple as adjusting the bite. In the mean time, Ibuprofen (advil) is what i recommend for dental pain (unless of course is it medically contraindicated for you). Hope you are out of pain soon! ...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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Is gum swelling after tooth filling normal?

Is gum swelling after tooth filling normal?

Sometimes: Sometimes if the dentist worked or manipulated the gums. Should promptly resolve. If not, see dentist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an uneven bite after a tooth filling?

Is it normal to have an uneven bite after a tooth filling?

NO! Нет! לא !: ABSOLUTELY NO!!! Go back to the dentist ( hopefully - you do not need to cross the border ...) and get the bite adjusted! It should feel COMPLETELY NORMAL. Like before you had the filling done ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience sudden pain after a tooth filling?

Is it normal to experience sudden pain after a tooth filling?

Not at all: you should not have any pain from the tooth itself after a successful filling. Pain from hot, cold, sweet, ouch or pressure should not continue after the filling. Spontaneous pain should not happen neither. It could indicate some unexpected side effect especially if the dental caries were too close to the nerve. You should ask your dentist, you may need additional treatment or adjustments. ...Read more

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How long will numbing medicine take to wear off after a tooth filling?

Varies: Varies based on a few things. Type of anesthesia and how delivered: locally placed, or regional block.The block will last longer. The various types can last from lass than 1 hour to up to 8 hours. Also, there is variation in each individual's ability to metabolize the anesthetic.Typically, if you take heavier duty medications on a regular basis for systemic problems, you will metabolize it faster. ...Read more

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How long willit take for the numbing medicine to wear off after a tooth filling?

How long willit take for the numbing medicine to wear off after a tooth filling?

Varies: Local anesthesia for dental procedures varies widely and depends on the preference of your dentist. Numbness from local anesthesia can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 8 hours, depending on the drug used. ...Read more

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Almost 2 months after a tooth filling I have sensitivity only when i bite crunchy things no pain at all, is it normal?

No: It happens but not normal. The tooth may be weakened and flexing with the increased force needed to break the crunchy things. A crown may be needed to protect this from breakage. Also, there may be a crack in the tooth at or below the edges of the filling. See your Dentist to evaluate this before you break something and possibly lose the tooth. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How long should cold sensitivity last after a tooth filling is done?

Depends on Why: Ideally, you will have no sensitivity after a filling. However, there are may times when sensitivity does develop. It can be from several different things, so it's hard to say how long it will last. If it's slowly getting better, then just keep waiting to see if it eventually heals. If it doesn't improve, then more treatment will be needed. In most cases, a few weeks will take care of it. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to eat after a getting tooth filling?

How long do I have to wait to eat after a getting tooth filling?

Generally..: As far as the filling itself goes, you can eat right away with tooth colored composite fillings, but should wait at least one hour with amalgam (silver) fillings. It's always best you ask your own dentist as this can vary somewhat based upon the size and location of the filling. If you had local anesthesia, you should wait until all the numbness is gone. ...Read more

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