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Tooth Pain When Chewing After Composite Filling
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been having tooth pain for about three weeks. It's been excrucating, but i don't have insurance so i've been trying to tough it out. The pain was centered around a tooth with a loose filling, so i forced the filling back in. What should I do now?
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