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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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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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If I experience pain from a cavity can I get it filled, and does filling a cavity take care of the diseased pulp?

If I experience pain from a cavity can I get it filled, and does filling a cavity take care of the diseased pulp?

See Dentist: When you see the dentist he or she will fill the cavity. If the tooth or gum is infected then the dentist will take care of that infection before filling. ...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

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Can getting a first cavity filling hurt with no novicane ?

Can getting a first cavity filling hurt with no novicane ?

Depends: I have been able to catch early decay and use laughing gas without anesthetic to fill a tooth. I normally numb so work with your dentist and do what is best to do the procedure correctly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if i pulled out my cavity filling?

Can you tell me what to do if i pulled out my cavity filling?

See a dentist: A lost filling is not an emergency. But, it can be painful because the exposed tooth is often sensitive to cold, hot or sweet. See your dentist for an examination, x-ray and treatment. ...Read more

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I want to know what do I do now, I have pain after my cavity filling?

Call the Dentist: Could be something as simple as the filling being slightly "high, " to something as complex as the nerve of the tooth dying. Call your dentist now before it gets worse. ...Read more

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How to make cavity filling at home and other things to use to close a cavity?

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

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After a cavity is drillied is it normal for some of the the filling to flake off?

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

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What will you eat&drink after you've had a cavity filling?

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 more

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How long will the anesthesia effect last after a cavity filling?

How long will  the anesthesia effect last after a cavity filling?

Varies: Some local anesthetics wear off within 30 minutes, while other are specifically designed to be active for up to 20 hours. It depends on the type and location of the drug. Talk to your anesthesiologist or dentist about medications that they will use. ...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