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What can I take for severe pain after cavity filling?

What can I take for severe pain after cavity filling?

Ibuprofen works: I would contact your dentist as there may be another problem besides pain like infection or the filling is too high. Ibuprofen works well for pain unless you have a medical condition which contraindicates taking an nsaid. Again contact your dentist to get some help. ...Read more

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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more


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What do I take or do for severe pain after cavity filling?

What do I take or do for severe pain after cavity filling?

Call your dentist: "severe" pain is not usual following dental fillings unless. Otc pain medication like Ibuprofen should be adequate to relieve any discomfort following fillings. Cold sensitivity might sometimes occur at first but should gradually diminish. "severe" pain could simply be caused by a "high" spot on a filling that needs adjusting, or it might signal a deep filling that's affected the tooth nerve. ...Read more

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What should I do for severe pain after cavity filling?

Go back: See the dentist who restored the tooth. It may be too high and in the way of your bite. It may have a crack that was not previously in evidence and it may need a root canal for a hurting pulp. ...Read more

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I still have severe pain weeks after cavity fillings. What can I do?

I still have severe pain weeks after cavity fillings. What can I do?

See your dentist: "severe" pain sounds like you're having pain throughout the day and possibly even having trouble sleeping/eating...If this is the case see your dentist asap. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a filling a cavity to fall out?

How long will it take for a filling a cavity to fall out?

Varies widely: No set time frame can be given. In general, dental restorations last about 10 years. Depending on the size of the filling, its location, and how well you brush and take care of it, it can last a whole lot longer. In some instances, it can have problems much sooner. ...Read more

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How long does it take to fill cavities? I'm 22 and am going in for my first filling. How long does it take to do? .

How long does it take to fill cavities? I'm 22 and am going in for my first filling. How long does it take to do?


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Cavities: It depends on the size of the restorations and what type. You would probably get novacaine which has to sit about 7 minutes to take effect, then the filling can take 15 to 25 minutes more for a small to medium sized filling. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to take ibuprofen before i get numbing shots for a cavity filling?

Is it advisable to take ibuprofen before i get numbing shots for a cavity filling?

Typically yes: Many oral professionals will have patients take an anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen before dental work. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get a normal tooth cavity filling?

About an hour: It depends on the size and location of the filling to be done. Some take as little as 10-15 minutes, others about an hour. Ask your dentist how long he or she expects the apointment to take. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel pain after cavity filling?

Is it normal to feel pain after cavity filling?

Not uncommon: Slight sensitivity following a filling is not uncommon. Your own dentist should have given you some guidance in this area. If not, or this is severe or doesn't subside shortly, call your dentist for advice as to what to expect before coming in for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Please help! does getting a filling in a cavity hurt?

Anesthesia: Based on the depth of decay, a local anesthetic will numb the area during placement and results are generally satisfactory depending on closeness to the nerve. ...Read more

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