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Pain After Dental Filling
Avoid hot/cold and..: After the freezing wears off it is best not to drink anything extremely hot or cold because the nerves of the teeth may be inflamed. In addition, it helps not to bite anything extremely hard while the tooth is healing. It sometimes helps to take an over the counter pain pill. If the pain is more than a minor amount I would contact your dentist for assessment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Injection a little: A filling shouldn't be painful at all. The dentist will give you an injection of local anesthetic such as Lidocaine or articaine and then the tooth will be anesthetized or "numbed." if you are feeling something during the procedure, let the dentist know and he/she can numb it more. After a filling, it is normal to have a little sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
An old dental filling came off 7 months ago. I've since done nothing about it. Still no pain. Does it mean I can leave it like this?
No: Just because there is no pain does not mean you should not have it fixed.....the mouth is like a home, just because one part is broken and you can still watch tv does not mean you shouldn't fix it. In the mouth fullings are done to fill in areas of decay and to properly bring the tooth a stable position.....so I would at least have it looked at. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When it is time. : Thorough examination, both clinical and with x-rays / imaging is recommended to determine whether a filling needs to be replaced. Some may not be pretty, or perfect, but still intact and functional. Clearly, if there is decay or marginal breakdown, then it should be replaced. I have some fillings that were placed in 1964 -- not perfect or beautiful, but still working. Keep the checkups. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pulp inflammed: The chief reasons why fillings can hurt after placement are inflammation of the tooth pulp or the filling being too high. A minor amount of sensitivity is considered normal but if the tooth really hurts or the filling feels high you should consult with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: Composite or tooth colored fillings are set right away, however you want to wait until your numbness goes away so you don't bit your cheek! if it's silver fillings, then you will need to wait for about an hour until they set, although you shouldn't want those in your mouth anyway! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Will dental filling be done in the same tooth (after first one comes out remaining in place for two years)?
Replacing fillings: This seemingly simple question is not quite that easy to answer, especially sight unseen. Can a filling be replaced? Yes. However, it might require more than just a filling based upon the condition of the tooth and the reason why it needs replacement. If it just chipped, discolored or slightly more decay, then yes. If substantial decay, fracture, nerve exposure, etc, probably not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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