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Recurring Heat Sensitivity
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How long will the extra sensitivity after a filling last? I got my first filling at the age of 23 a couple weeks ago, and have noticed a lot of cold and heat sensitivity since then. Is this permanent, or will this go away?
Sensitivity : Sensitivity on a new filling, especially if it is moderately deep or deep is normal. It may be more sensitive to cold than to heat. It is usually transient, and with some patience it will go away without any further treatment. It may be a good idea to not irritate the tooth for a while... Stay away from anything too hot or too cold. Give the nerve in the tooth a chance to calm down. If you find afet another two weeks that the pain is the same or worse, you may want to go back to your dentist for an evaluation. By the way, how does your bite feel? Do you feel like you are hitting that tooth first? Sometimes if the bite is high on a filling you will have the same symptoms. Chances are it is not permanent.. But give it a chance. The alternative is to remove the filling, place a sedative filling, see if the pain resolves, and then refill the tooth. That precedure may irritate the tooth even more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tick bite: It's recently been identified that persons who had a certain tick bite can then become allergic to red meats and suffer a food induced anaphylactic (severe allergic) reaction. The antibodies are identified as alpha-gal and these can be measured in the lab. I don't believe this has anything to do with heat sensitivity however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High metabolism: The body produces much more heat when hyperthyroid and this makes the person less tolerant of high temperatures. ...Read more
Maybe: Heat sensitivity does not necessarily mean you need a root canal. Depending on the length of time the heat sensitivity lasts and how it responds to heat compared to other teeth you may or may not need a root canal. Dentists will also look at other factors such as if the tooth is sensitive to biting pressure or tapping on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer