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

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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Can a composite filling in my tooth fall out?

Yes: If it cracks, any restoration can appear to, "fall out." a filling can crack because a new cavity under the filling weakens it, leaving it unsupported. If it is a new filling, and it feels a bit too tall, it can crack. ...Read more

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Tooth is pressure sensitive after composite filling, should I be concerned?

Tooth is pressure sensitive after composite filling, should I be concerned?

Under pressure: When a tooth is worked on to correct an issue there will be resultant inflammation. In most cases the inflammation resolves on its own. Yet if something is not quite right like the bite is off a bit it may cause increased trauma to the tooth. Many times while numb it is difficult to bite properly so when numb is gone you will be more aware and a simple adjustment to bite may be all it needs. ...Read more

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My dentist put a composite filling in my tooth the same day i felt chemical reaction with an old silver spoon?

Galvanic response: Not sure of the question, but here goes. The amalgam filling can react much like a battery when in contact with a dissimilar metal. You may have experienced the small jolt from accidentally biting on aluminum foil with your amalgam filling. By removing the amalgam and placing a composite material, the chances of this happening are eliminated. Of course, any other amalgams can respond similarly. ...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 take care of a composite filling in front tooth?

Clean it normally: A compositie filling needs no special care beyond what you would ordinarily do for your natural teeth. If it's near the biting edge of your tooth then be careful how hard you bite on it. You can chip a composite filling. ...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?

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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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


Dr. John Sutherland
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Composite Filling (Definition)

Composite filling refers to tooth colored filling materials, they are bonded to your teeth. They are made of ...Read more