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How long will it take for a filling a cavity to fall out?

How long will it take for a filling a cavity to fall out?

Varies widely: No set time frame can be given. In general, dental restorations last about 10 years. Depending on the size of the filling, its location, and how well you brush and take care of it, it can last a whole lot longer. In some instances, it can have problems much sooner. ...Read more

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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How long does it take to fill cavities? I'm 22 and am going in for my first filling. How long does it take to do? .

How long does it take to fill cavities? I'm 22 and am going in for my first filling. How long does it take to do?


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Cavities: It depends on the size of the restorations and what type. You would probably get novacaine which has to sit about 7 minutes to take effect, then the filling can take 15 to 25 minutes more for a small to medium sized filling. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get a normal tooth cavity filling?

About an hour: It depends on the size and location of the filling to be done. Some take as little as 10-15 minutes, others about an hour. Ask your dentist how long he or she expects the apointment to take. ...Read more

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I just got a filling today for a cavity. How long is this pain supposed to last?

I just got a filling today for a cavity. How long is this pain supposed to last?

Up to 24 hours: You may have some minor discomfort. Severe pain or longer lasting pain should prompt a call to your dentist. ...Read more

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What can I take for severe pain after cavity filling?

What can I take for severe pain after cavity filling?

Ibuprofen works: I would contact your dentist as there may be another problem besides pain like infection or the filling is too high. Ibuprofen works well for pain unless you have a medical condition which contraindicates taking an nsaid. Again contact your dentist to get some help. ...Read more

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What do I take or do for severe pain after cavity filling?

What do I take or do for severe pain after cavity filling?

Call your dentist: "severe" pain is not usual following dental fillings unless. Otc pain medication like Ibuprofen should be adequate to relieve any discomfort following fillings. Cold sensitivity might sometimes occur at first but should gradually diminish. "severe" pain could simply be caused by a "high" spot on a filling that needs adjusting, or it might signal a deep filling that's affected the tooth nerve. ...Read more

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How long will the anesthesia effect last after a cavity filling?

How long will  the anesthesia effect last after a cavity filling?

Varies: Some local anesthetics wear off within 30 minutes, while other are specifically designed to be active for up to 20 hours. It depends on the type and location of the drug. Talk to your anesthesiologist or dentist about medications that they will use. ...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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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 advisable to take ibuprofen before i get numbing shots for a cavity filling?

Is it advisable to take ibuprofen before i get numbing shots for a cavity filling?

Typically yes: Many oral professionals will have patients take an anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen before dental work. ...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