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My tooth is hurting after getting fillings. Does it sound abnormal?

My tooth is hurting after getting fillings. Does it sound abnormal?

It's very common: When a dentist places a filling heat is generated - that's what makes your tooth hurt when getting a filling and why the dentist numbs you up. If the nerve is traumatized by the process it may hurt after the numbness wears off. ...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


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Does it hurt to get a tooth filling?

Unlikely: Once you have had enough local anesthesia, then you should not feel any pain. ...Read more

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Could you explain why does it hurt when you get fillings in your tooth?

Flexure ; Acid: Drilling irritates a tooth, so you may have discomfort afterwards. If you have white fillings, acid was used before placing the filling; if this acid lingers, then you will have discomfort. Also, white fillings change shape slightly when they solidify, so they can pull and flex the tooth, causing discomfort. ...Read more

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Could you explain why does my tooth hurt after a filling?

Could you explain why does my tooth hurt after a filling?

Inflammation: The nerve in the tooth is inflamed after the procedure. It may take a few weeks for it to feel better if it was deep. The bite may be off, too. Have your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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How long tooth filling hurt?

How long tooth filling hurt?

Not uncommon: The most common reason for pain right after the anesthetic wears off is that the filling is too high. Call your dentist to adjust the height of the filling. ...Read more

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My tooth filling hurts. What's wrong?

Many reasons: Teeth can hurt after a filling due to improperly placed filling or a dying or irritated tooth nerve. ...Read more

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Tooth hurts after filling was replaced. Is this normal?

Tooth hurts after filling was replaced. Is this normal?

Usually not: Depending on the depth and severity of the decay that necessitated the filling, it is sometimes "normal" to have some discomfort after treatment. If discomfort does not subside, check with dentist. Sometimes (especially with tooth-colored fillings) minor issues with the bonding protocol can yield post-op discomfort. (often, pain on biting which stops when you release.) again, see your dentist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my tooth filling still hurts after a few months?

Poss. root canal?: Tooth sensitivity following placement of a filling is fairly common. Usually, the sensitivity resolves on its own within a few weeks. The rule of thumb: contact your dentist if the sensitivity does not subside within two to four weeks or if your tooth is extremely sensitive. If the decay was very deep to the pulp of the tooth, the root canal therapy will be required. Rec.: see your dentist. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what hurts more getting a tooth pulled out or a filling?

Painless dentistry: The pain control and relief of pain has undergone a huge paradigm shift in the last decade. Ask your dentist which method of painless dentistry is the best for you. ...Read more

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