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Gum Pain After Filling
It shouldn't: See your dentist if this is happening. ...Read more
Should I be worried about a deep filling still hurting at cold/hot temperatures or after I chew gum? It's been a month. I floss daily to help it heal.
Yes: There could be a number of reasons for your tooth still hurting. Since you stated that the filling was deep, the pulp could be irreversibly inflamed. If that is the case, it would require rot canal therapy. However, there could be other reasons, such as the occlusion being high. I would suggest going back to your dentist and have him/her evaluated the situation. ...Read more
That depends: That depends on the type of filling. If it is an amalgam (silver) filling I would wait a couple of hours. If it is a bonded composite (white) filling you don't really have to wait at all. If they made you numb I would wait at least until the numb feeling goes away so you do not accidently bite yourself. If it was a very large filling, regardless of type, I would avoid chewing very hard gum balls. ...Read more
See a dentist: The filling needs to be replaced.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dull sensation: With local anesthetics, dental treatment pain is the stuff of mythology and hysteria--if and only if you don't wait until dental disease is a full blown infection. In some advanced, abscess cases, anesthetic doesn't work 100%. In those cases, i'll prescribe antibiotics and home care remedies until infection subsides and then provide therapy. Much more confortable for both of us! ...Read more
I have a small cyst on the floor of my gums. It never completely goes away but keeps shrinking then filling up again.
Not sure what you: Mean by "floor of my gums". If you mean floor of your mouth, as in under your tongue, then this could be a ranula. A ranula is caused by saliva from a blocked salivary gland backing up under the skin. They often can drain and then refill. Regardless of what this is, you need to have it evaluated in person by a dentist so they can give you proper advice. ...Read more
Constant achy pain in new filling, doc said was small. Went back and doc was rude, also still getting a "stick" when checking it with a gum scraper.
More info needed....: Was the new filling deep? How long ago was the filling done? How does your bite feel. Even? The answers to these questions would help in the advice. Your dentist should not be rude, period. If a scaler is catching the edge of the filling, there may be an opening causing the sensitivity. The only way you can know for sure is to get a second opinion from another local dentist who can examine you. ...Read more
Gum screwed up my filling had a filling replaced. Fine for 1 week. Then I chewed gum (dentyne ice, briefly). Now my filling's messed up. At first it hurt to chew & also was sensitive to hot and cold. Now, temp. Sensitivity is gone, but it's still unc
Hard to diagnose your problem sight unseen, but here are a few ideas. Because the tooth was sensitive to hot and cold, the filling could have been deep. In addition, sensitivity after a filling can also occur if the bite is a little off, so trying to adjust the bite is a good start to see if your symptoms would pass.
What concerns me is that you are no longer sensitive to hot and cold, which may be an indication that the nerve in the tooth has died. This could happen if the filling was deep, which would explain your initial sensitivity to hot & cold. If the nerve died, then the tooth could hurt if you bite on it, not from the nerve it the tooth, but from the bone surrounding the tooth which has become inflammed secondary to the dead nerve.
Have your dentist check to see if the tooth nerve is still vital by performing a pulp test. If the nerve has died, then you will need root canal therapy to resolve your problem, and possibly a crown after that. If the nerve is still alive, then the discomfort could be from your biting pressure being transferred deep into the tooth, which is normal for a deep filling. This usually passes, but can take a couple of weeks.
Check to see if the nerve in the tooth is vital. You will then have a clearer path as to your proper course of treatment. ...Read more
Depends: If the cavity extended near-to or below the gums, removing all of the decay and then polishing the filling material can cause temporary irritation to the gums...This should subside within a few days after the filling appointment. If your irritation lasts longer than this, see your dentist to make sure it isn't something else causing your symptoms. ...Read more
Swollen gums/filling: New fillings some times have a thin edge extending into the gum. The edge traps stuff and causes irritation to the gum. The DDS can smooth this and the problem is fixed. But if you have not had your teeth cleaned in over a year then this is a gum problem and your teeth need a check and a cleaning, ...Read more
Forever and a day: This restoration, silver fillings, is a workhorse can provide you years of safe and effective service. ...Read more
Gums hurt: Go back to the dentist who placed the filling to see why it's hurting you. ...Read more
Was wondering if your gum can become infected because a filling chipped, can it cause a root canal?
By itself, no: You can develop an infection in the gums if food debris is left between the tooth and the gums, allowing bacteria to grow and use the food as a food source. Your gums can also seem infected as a result of an abscess of a tooth that has found a way through the bone and gums and causes swelling at the exit portal. By itself, a chipped tooth won't cause gum infection. ...Read more
Hello, I had a filling done 2 days ago it was quiet a large filling and I still have an ache in the top of my gum? Is this normal to still ache?
Yes: Yes, but should improve rapidly. Discuss persistent symptoms with dentist ...Read more
I had a cavity at the gum line filled, but the filling materials comes out over the gums and created a significant ridge. Will this ridge cause issue?
My dentist says I need a filling by the gum line of a crown, it just occurred to me I have never heard of this before.
But: But your Dentist did, often. Trust him/her. ...Read more
I'm having a filling done on my front tooth near the gum line. Will the shot be more painful, and will the filling be noticeable?
End result-worth it: Many patients' biggest fears have to do with injections. The area (of the upper front teeth) is a very tender and sensitive area to anesthetize. Talk to your dentist about valium and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation. Both are very effective at reducing anxiety and ultimately discomfort. But, cosmetic restorations, when properly placed, are virtually invisible to most people who look at you. ...Read more
After filling my upper right side tooth I am feeling a small bump in my gums with out pain only when touch then fell relation with tooth what is this?
Had filling done, 5 injections, gum is swollen, tooth doesn't hurt. Gum feels like scratched. How long before swelling goes down?
I have mild gum recession on both upper canines. Dentist recommends putting filling into the notches to protect further recession. Is this common?
Mild gum recession may just be your side of normal.!
you may be an agressve brusher!
a gum graft or filling are both answers but may be the wrong treatment plan!
canines tend to have more recession because of the position in the mouth.
this is helpful but a hands on second opinion is in order ...Read more
2 fillings done 6 days ago...one replaced and one new. My gum is swollen and looks like I have pus/abscess developing rapidly. Pain upon chewing...??
Don't wait: Call your Dentist immediately. Infections require immediate treatment. ...Read more
What do you suggest if an hour after filling, I feel nothing drinking exactly the same water. This tooth has more filling than tooth. Is it because of my gums?
Please rephrase: Your post really does ask a specific question. ...Read more
Can fillings cause discoloration on my gums? I had a silver filling used to fill a cavity, and now the gum next to it looks like it is turning bluish or something. I don't know what's going on. Should I see my dentist? .
Gingival tattoo: Sometimes in the process of doing a silver amalgam filling, small pieces of the excess filling can become embedded in the gum tissue, creating what your describing. The area is not swollen, but is purplish and is close to the filling. It is not dangerous, but if you find it effects your esthetics see a periodontists. ...Read more
I had a filling fall out of my tooth some months back and now I have noticed that my gums have filled in the hole is this normal I need to know whether or not this is bad my filling fell out and my gum seems to hav filled in the hold that the filling had
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