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What can I do about this sharp pain in tooth when eating after a cavity filling?

What can I do about this sharp pain in tooth when eating after a cavity filling?

See dentist: Bite may require adjusting or filling may need replacement. Sometimes there are areas which do not get fully sealed and replacement is needed. Good luck. Go back for evaluation. ...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 it normal to have pain when eating after getting a composite filling?

Is it normal to have pain when eating after getting a composite filling?

Sometimes: Placing a composite filling can sometimes lead to temporary discomfort post operatively depending on why the filling was placed. Composites placed to repair deep decay or replace large deep fillings can often traumatize the nerve within. Usually, this pain subsides but in some cases the filling can be removed and an insulating, protective base can be placed under the composite. ...Read more

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Had tooth sensitivity sometimes especially after eating, had a filling today and 8 hours later still have the same sensitivity why?

Had tooth sensitivity sometimes especially after eating, had a filling today and 8 hours later still have the same sensitivity why?

Reversible pulpitis: Sometimes the nerve inside our teeth gets irritated and wants to swell. Since it is completely surrounded by hard tissue (the tooth) this soft tissue (the nerve) can not swell. This will cause pain on it's own. Does the pain go away with Motrin (ibuprofen)? This swelling is very slow to respond. The constant irritation from clenching or grinding my be the original cause of pain anyway. ...Read more

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Why does my filling hurt so bad when eating cold things?

Filling too tall: It is not unusual for new filling to be sensitive for few days. If sensitivity continues past 3-4 days, new filling may be too tall. This makes the tooth very sensitive and requires adjustment to lower height of the filling. If pain is severe and new filling is deep/close to the nerve, the nerve may be damaged/dying possibly requiring a root canal. Teeth grinding can also make tooth sensitive. ...Read more

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How does the numbness after a filling affect eating? Have a business lunch.

How does the numbness after a filling affect eating? Have a business lunch.

Depends: Numbing bottom teeth often causes the lip and tongue to feel numb, so this can make eating more challenging shortly after your appointment. Top teeth are often easier to deal with since the tongue is not affected, though your smile might be crooked for a little while :). ...Read more

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The filling from my root canal came out while I was eating. Could this be serious?

Either: Either the filling broke and the pieces fell out, or the tooth has decayed away from around the filling, allowing it to fall out. Please see your dentist now to resolve this issue before this small problem becomes a big one. ...Read more

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Sir, Please Help me I m Bhavin, I filling full after Eating a little and also diarrhoea...Thanks pls pls reply me?

Sir, Please Help me I m Bhavin, I filling full after Eating a little and also diarrhoea...Thanks pls pls reply me?

We're happy to help: ...but need more information. A conversation through the HealthTap Concierge service may permit the dialogue you need. Or, expand on your symptoms, and ask again via this free vehicle. ...Read more

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All of a sudden filling extreme fatigue after eating I feel. Like I.been drugged like iam about to fall out. Time 3 days so far?

All of a sudden filling extreme fatigue after eating I feel. Like I.been drugged like iam about to fall out. Time 3 days so far?

What you describe: Sounds suspiciously like hypoglycemia...although I could not guess why...Do you have a family history of Diabetes?? The other possibility is mild "dumping" syndrome. (stomach EMPTYING too quickly) I note you have had your gallbladder removed and the BILE which now empties directly into your stomach (instead of being stored by the Gallbladder) may cause the stomach to CONTRACT too quickly! ...Read more

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My dental filling fell out while eating and I swollowed it, pregnant 37 weeks should I be worry now?

My dental filling fell out while eating and I swollowed it, pregnant 37 weeks should I be worry now?

Yes and no: I'm not worried that you swallowed it...It'll pass. What concerns me is why it fell out. Many times when fillings fall out, it's because there is a lot of decay under it (though not always). Get to a dentist asap to have it checked out. The last thing you want is for this tooth to start hurting right before you go into labor or for a dental infection to endanger your baby! ...Read more

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A hour ago, While eating salad. I swallowed a jagged mercy filling I have had in my mouth for years. I am concerned this will tear my stomach or wors?

No: Swallowing the filling won't hurt or poison you. It will pass. Be sure to have the tooth fixed before you need a root canal or extraction. ...Read more

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My filling is loose! Please help?

See the dentist: You should contact your dentist. They will evaluate the filling and most often replace or fix the existing one. ...Read more

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When can you eat after a filling?

Right away with care: You can eat most things after a filling but should avoid sticky things like hard canday, gummy candy, and hard to chew items like bread. The adhesion between the filling and the tooth needs some time to mature but will do so in less than 24 hours. Also you should wait until the anesthetic wears of to prevent filling damage or biting your cheek. ...Read more

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What is the most filling food ever?

What is the most filling food ever?

I don't know: Great question for all of us dieters everywhere! I don't know the scientific answer but if you eat a very high fiber cereal like all bran, fiber one, or even raisin bran and then follow it with 8 oz of water, you will get a low calorie, high fiber meal that's very filling! I promise. ...Read more

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Can you get 9 fillings done at once?

Yes: Many patients like to have as much treatment completed at the visit to minimize the number of visits. It really depends on the size of the fillings and how the restorative dentist schedules his/her patients. Discuss this with the dentist who will be treating you. ...Read more

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What are composite fillings used for?

Composite resin: Also called tooth colored, durable and strong fillings. They are used for small to mid size cavities on either front or back teeth. ...Read more

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What should I do for a broken filling?

What should I do for a broken filling?

Call a dentist: You can fracture or break a piece off your filling it you bite down too hard or catch it precisely at the wrong angle. Each tooth situation is different so your dentist will need to assess it and discuss the various options and materials with you. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if my filling really hurts?

Painful Fillings: If your fillings hurt it means that the nerves of your teeth are unhappy. Pay attention to what causes them to hurt. Sensitive to biting, do they ache after a meal? Is there hot and cold sensitivity, if so how long does it take for the pain to go away, actually count the seconds for the pain to go away. Final advice, take this information and talk to your dentist. The solution may be simple. ...Read more

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How long will a temporary filling last?

Depends: Materials like irm can last for 3 to 6 months. Other material like cavitec will last a matter of weeks. Get the permanent restoration fixed sooner, rather than later. ...Read more

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When would fillings need to be replaced?

When would fillings need to be replaced?

When necessary: When they are worn, have defective margins, broken or fractured. There is no specific life span for fillings. ...Read more

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My fillings are coming out. Is this bad?

Yes: See your dentist soon and ask about this. Likely decay and overload are causative factors. ...Read more

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Are fillings and crowns one and the same?

Not at all: No, fillings are placed directly into the tooth. A crown is made outside the mouth, then cemented on the tooth. ...Read more

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What medicine can I take after a filling?

What medicine can I take after a filling?

OTC: If you have some sensitivity or discomfort following a filling, take some otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve, tylenol (acetaminophen) or what you would normally take for a headache. If the discomfort worsens or lasts more than day or so, call your own dentist for advice. ...Read more

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How long does it take to put in a filling?

Depends on size: Depending on the size and location of a filling it can take as little as a few minutes to as long as 30 minutes. There are so many factores that it truly depends on your problem and the skill level of your dentist. ...Read more

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Can pain be associated with a high filling?

Yes: If a filling is 'high' causing that tooth to contact harder when you bite, that can result in pain. It's fairly common and easily fixed with a quick, painless adjustment by your dentist. ...Read more

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As soon as pulp exposed do I need a filling?

As soon as pulp exposed do I need a filling?

Root canal therapy: Root canal treatment is done when the pulp becomes damaged, inflamed or diseased. ...Read more

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My fillings came out today, what should I do?

See your dentist: If you feel dissatisfied with treatment that has been provided, you should first discuss the matter with your treating dentist and find the reason for this problem. A dentist is a skilled professional who practices with the utmost care and responsibility. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I get my chipped filling repaired for free?

Can I get my chipped filling repaired for free?

What was the cause?: How long ago was the filling placed? Did your dentist advise you of some precautions to follow that you did not heed? Did your dentist suggest a guarded prognosis for the durability or life of the filling. You need to discuss this issue with your dentist. The breaking of the filling might not have been preventable. Sometimes a dentist will replace a recent filling at a reduced fee or for free. ...Read more

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How often should composite fillings be replaced?

How often should composite fillings be replaced?

6-9 years smile zone: Composite fillings are a manmade substitute for natural tooth enamel. When done well, they can look great for 6-9 years. Made from acrylic they are slightly "porous" and are subject to absorbing unremovable stain. And their bonded edges eventually separate and stain there too! A cosmetic failure is just as valid reason to replace as a physical "break down" when in the esthetic smile zone! ...Read more