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What Can I Take Or Do For Severe Pain After A Filling
Many: You can take over the counter tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen or similar drugs for the pain. You can also try numbing gels: oragel, anbesol. Gargle with warm salt water also helpful. If the above don't work, call your dentist to be re-evaluated or for stronger prescription pain medication. ...Read more
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 got 4 bottom fillings a few months ago, and then 4 upper fillings on the same side 1 week ago, still having severe pain on top, now on bottom too?
Contact your dentist: The tooth "nerve" itself may be "hurting" due to the trauma of the procedure or the cavity was too deep. Contact your dentist, because it is possible that you have irreversible pulpitis, and possibly need root canal therapy. Get Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs OTC to control the pain. ...Read more
Several factors.: Deep cavities require deep fillings. Tooth colored fillings can contract and be sensitive for a while. Nerves from cavities can be irritated during the filling process, so the nerve can become inflamed enough to then need a root canal. If the filling is to "high" or the bite is to hard, then the tooth can become sore and sensitive also. ...Read more
Pulpal pain can be provoked by many factors including heat and cold, pressure from teeth contact, head position. Sounds like the pain of irreversible pulpitis that is characterized by prolonged pain provoked by a stimulant or is spontaneous. My recommendation is:
cover the tooth with otc feeling material, otc advil (ibuprofen) 2 tab as need it. See your dentist first thing in the morning for diagnosis and tx. ...Read more
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
How do you tell if you pulled out a filling? Filling seems like it's still in, but causing severe pain. If I pulled it out, do I need extraction?
See your denist: They would need to examine the tooth to determine what treatment is needed. ...Read more
I had a tooth extraction and a filling but I am severe pain in my gums and jaws what could be the problem?
More info needed...: Extraction and filling same arch, same side? Was the filling deep? Did you have an infection? Simple or complex extraction? Answers to these questions would go a long way in answering yours. Please see your treating dentist for a follow-up visit. ...Read more
I am having chest pains and filling really bloated have had multiple embolisms in the couple of years should l do to the er. I am in severe pain.
Is this a serious matter? I have a crowned tooth and have had severe pain since friday in what seems to be straight down the tooth. You can see part of the silver filling through the top of the tooth, there is no swelling but with just losing my job tryin
I: I am not sure what exactly your problem is but based on the fact that you are having pain I would consult a local dentist and help him pinpoint the problem and what it would cost to fix. ...Read more
Not uncommon: Local anesthetic injection sites are typically sore for several days. Also dental treatment may result in tooth discomfort due to inflammation of the nerve inside a tooth. Take an NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with any pain, if necessary. If the pain persists or worsens after a few days, see your dentist. Best of luck. ...Read more
Upper molar is turning gray/blue near gum after having filling done. In pretty severe pain in gums and lymph node under chin? Many red/white sores
Go Back: To your dentist. (S)he will tell you if you need further treatment. ...Read more
Dentist said fillings were leaking and replaced them 5 days ago. Been in severe pain since both teeth and jaw pain. Pls help me know why?
OTC: If you have some sensitivity or discomfort following a filling, take some otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve, tylenol (acetaminophen) or what you would normally take for a headache. If the discomfort worsens or lasts more than day or so, call your own dentist for advice. ...Read more
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? .
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
My aniexty medication got washed in my shorts I stopped the machine while it was filling git it out and the pills were fine not wet safe to take?
Definitely, yes: See your dentist for a dental plan treatment. They are trained to perform these procedures. It helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and improve your general health. ...Read more
Depends on size: Depending on the size and location of a filling it can take as little as a few minutes to as long as 30 minutes. There are so many factores that it truly depends on your problem and the skill level of your dentist. ...Read more
What to do if my filling just popped out, what should I do to take care of it until I can see the dentist?
Temporize: There are many otc temp filling material you can use, to keep the tooth clean and protected tell you see the dentist. ...Read more
I had a filling put in my molar but am experiencing lots of pain n can't get to a dr till week after next what can I take for the pain?
Dental pain: First, I would strongly consider seeing the dentist (or another dentist) sooner. If it is really that bad, it might well get worse and flare up during the night when no dentist or pain medication will be available to keep you comfortable. Short of that, take advil, aleve, (naproxen) Motrin or what you would normally take for a headache. Sorry, but no magic potions available. ...Read more
Pill bottle went in to washing machine with laundry detergent starting filling up I stopped it got them out and pills were not wet safe to take?
Medicine bottle: Probably ok if the bottle was completely sealed and there is no evidence of water in the bottle ...Read more
Unneeded Rx: I would worry more about your drug abuse, health and well being than the legalities. People can get really sick or die from misuse of medications. Is it really worth the risk? ...Read more
Bit my cheeks while numbed after fillings. How long would it take to heal? (Dentist is on holiday now)
Ercp. Fri it's now Sunday and I been having a mild filling like a headache is trying to come. It's a headache but is not severe it's very mild help.
Headache: This headache Is nonspecific but constant dull, nagging headaches are often due to muscle contraction tension ones. If the headache doesn't resolve with medications like Tylenol, (acetaminophen)advil or Aleve, or if it worsens, consult a neurologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I want to know that dental resin fillings are only for minor fractured tooth? Or is it also for severe fractured tooth?
My by drinks while he takes meds for his seizure he is eplitic is this dangerous please help his stomach is filling out?
Not a good idea:
ETOH may change the absorption of his seizure meds, and may also lower his seizure threshold.
You are correct on your concerns--continue to give support and encouragement to him. ...Read more
I just went to the dentist and has my teeth cleaned and a filling I am now having a toothache can I take naproxen 500mg?
Varies: Varies based on a few things. Type of anesthesia and how delivered: locally placed, or regional block. The block will last longer. The various types can last from lass than 1 hour to up to 8 hours. Also, there is variation in each individual's ability to metabolize the anesthetic.Typically, if you take heavier duty medications on a regular basis for systemic problems, you will metabolize it faster. ...Read more
I find myself having to take deep breaths filling my lungs with air. Is there something wrong. Will taking these deep breaths damage anything?
Deep breathing ok: It is not uncommon for a person to intermittently take a deep breath or sigh; it is basically a form of air exchange to keep the small lung airways open and is not harmful to the lungs. If however, a person feels unable to take a deep breath, a doctor can review the history, consider chest x-ray and perform other tests as needed. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a sharp pain during a bite adjustment on a tooth with a filling? Then intermittent less severe sharp pain when biting after?
I have Metaxalone pills with a "discard date" of 7/15. on the bottle which was 1 year exactly from the date of filling the prescription. OK to take?
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