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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
If I experience pain from a cavity can I get it filled, and does filling a cavity take care of the diseased pulp?
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?
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
Cavities: You can use whatever you want at home to fill the cavity..Bubble gum, wax, plaster of paris. However, none of these will stop the decay, repair the decay, solve the problem. You need to see a dentist for this. I hope you realize i was just being sarcastic. There are otc repair kits at most pharmacies- however, this is just a temporary fix and i find patients do more harm than good with these kits. ...Read more
No: If properly filled, properly smoothed & polished, the filling should not flake off. Sometimes, some of the bonding or adhesive may flake off though. The best way to assess the area is with your tongue or the inside of your cheeks. If a large area of the filling broke off & feels rough immediately after it was placed, then the filling may be broken & may need to be assessed or repaired though. ...Read more
Your normal diet: Once the anesthesia, novacaine haas worn off you can eat normally. Composite restorations, white fillings are completely set when yuo leave the office. The only exception is if you have had a silver amalgam placed then you need to wait until it has hardened which takes about a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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