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What can I do about jaw and tooth pain after filling?

What can I do about jaw and tooth pain after filling?

See your dentist: If pain lasts only seconds, sensitivity generally does not signal a serious problem. However, if it last longer and getting worse, see your dentist ASAP for a proper re- evaluation and treatment if needed.. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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Tooth pain months after filling. What should I do?

Tooth pain months after filling. What should I do?

See your dentist: It seems like you need a root canal, you should contact your dentist before you develop an abcess. ...Read more

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What is causing my tooth pain after getting a filling?

What is causing my tooth pain after getting a filling?

Pain: After a new restoration, it is possible to have sensitivity. It should get better with time. If it is unbearable pain, keeps you up at night, constant throbbing pain, or you need to take pain meds, you should see your dentist to get it examined. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat tooth pain after getting composite filling into cavities?

Need to see Dentist: Please see the dentist who filled the tooth asap... One possibility is that the filling is high. A slight adjustment may resolve it completely. Or... The filling may be very close to the nerve. This can lead to a root canal or loss of your tooth. Aleve, (naproxen) advil, Motrin or for more holistic patients, arnica can be helpful to reduce swelling and pain temporarily. ...Read more

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Tooth pain months after a filling, can't see dentist until later. What can I do in the meantime?

Tooth pain months after a filling, can't see dentist until later. What can I do in the meantime?

Get help ASAP: Pain is your bodies way of telling you there's something that needs your attention now. Sorry you're not feeling well, but please try to get to your dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, 1-2 200mg Ibuprofen (advil, motrin) or 1 Ibuprofen + 1 acetominophen (tylenol) every 4 hours w lots of liquid or food. Won't fix the problem, but should take the edge off. ...Read more

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I have tooth pain 3 mos. After cavity filling. Dr. Examined it, saw nothing wrong, but pain persists. Seems to travel since i can't tell which tooth is?

I have tooth pain 3 mos. After cavity filling. Dr. Examined it, saw nothing wrong, but pain persists. Seems to travel since i can't tell which tooth is?

See an endodontist: I would suggest for you to seek an endodontic evaluation by an endodontist (root canal specialist). The endodontist would be able to evaluate the tooth properly and inform you of the cause of discomfort and recommend the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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How do I prevent tooth pain after getting a composite filling?

How do I prevent tooth pain after getting a composite filling?

How long?: If your tooth is painful more then a day or two after a composite filling it is best to see the dentist who did it to evaluate the bite and see if the nerve has been affected. ...Read more

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Dull sporatic pain after tooth filling. Is there anything that will help?

See Your Dentist: I recommend you follow up with your dentist. Minor sensitivity is normal for a day or two after a recent filling. If your pain is more severe, please see your dentist to determine why. It may be as simple as adjusting the bite. In the mean time, Ibuprofen (advil) is what i recommend for dental pain (unless of course is it medically contraindicated for you). Hope you are out of pain soon! ...Read more

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What causes severe pain in tooth after a filling?

Several factors. : Deep cavities require deep fillings. Tooth colored fillings can contract and be sensitive for a while. Nerves from cavities can be irritated during the filling process, so the nerve can become inflamed enough to then need a root canal. If the filling is to "high" or the bite is to hard, then the tooth can become sore and sensitive also. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate severe pain in tooth after filling?

How can I alleviate severe pain in tooth after filling?

Visit your dentist: The decay was too close to the pulp and some bacteria had already managed to reach and damaged the nerve. Deep tooth decay that are close to the nerve is always a possible root canal therapy. Visit your dentist for examination, x-ray and treatment. ...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