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What can I take or do for severe pain after a filling?

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

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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


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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 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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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?

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

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What causes severe pain in tooth after a filling?

What causes severe pain in tooth after a filling?

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

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Filling fell out and I need help with severe pain?

Pulpal pain: 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

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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 can I alleviate severe pain in tooth after filling?

How can I alleviate severe pain in tooth after filling?

Visit your dentist: The decay was too close to the pulp and some bacteria had already managed to reach and damaged the nerve. Deep tooth decay that are close to the nerve is always a possible root canal therapy. Visit your dentist for examination, x-ray and treatment. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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.

Chest pain: I you are having severe chest pain with history of embolisms I would go to the nearest emergency room.

Good Luck
I would also make sure someone else is taking you ...Read more

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Normal for severe pain from cold water one month after fillings? Constant dull throbbing pain in lower section (3 fill, 1 RCT). Headache earache. Ibup

Abnormal filling: This seems poor filling by dentist
drinking cold water for a day may occur. Go consult other dentist if you want to improve. ibuprofen cant help in such problems it can help some in headache
no reason to have speech deficits after dental work during monthold care ...Read more

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Fillings on front teeth 03/12/15, local anesthetic, severe pain around nose.

Fillings on front teeth 03/12/15, local anesthetic, severe pain around nose.

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

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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?

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?

High?: Possible cause is high fillings which could also cause jaw problems. Other causes include a nerve irritation which may or may not heal, injection irritation of the muscles of the jaw. Call you dentist and have the area checked out. ...Read more

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What medicine can I take after a filling?

What medicine can I take after a filling?

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

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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? .

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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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?

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?

If I understand: Correctly - pill bottle went into washing machine. You pulled bottle out and pills did not become wet. Yes, - I would still use them. ...Read more

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Can I take care of my 6 root canals and fillings too?

Can I take care of my 6 root canals and fillings too?

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

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How long does it take to put in a filling?

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

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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

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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?

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

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How do I take care of a composite filling in front tooth?

Clean it normally: A compositie filling needs no special care beyond what you would ordinarily do for your natural teeth. If it's near the biting edge of your tooth then be careful how hard you bite on it. You can chip a composite filling. ...Read more

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Do doctors think it's illegal to keep filling prescriptions even though you no longer take it?

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

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Bit my cheeks while numbed after fillings. How long would it take to heal? (Dentist is on holiday now)

Bit my cheeks while numbed after fillings. How long would it take to heal? (Dentist is on holiday now)

Cheek trauma ≈ 7days: It is uncommon for infection to occur in such a case. However, keep the good oral hygiene and take NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain as needed. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I want to know that dental resin fillings are only for minor fractured tooth? Or is it also for severe fractured tooth?

Crown is stronger: Assuming that the tooth is restorable, a crown/cap/cover over the entire tooth would be stronger than a resin filling. ...Read more

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My by drinks while he takes meds for his seizure he is eplitic is this dangerous please help his stomach is filling out?

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

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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?

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?

Sure: Sure, take the naproxen as directed to handle the inflammation from the cleaning/filling done and then take a some more before bed. You should be fine but if the pain continues on the tooth with the filling you may need it to be evaluated or adjusted. ...Read more

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How long will numbing medicine take to wear off after a tooth filling?

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

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How long willit take for the numbing medicine to wear off after a tooth filling?

How long willit take for the numbing medicine to wear off after a tooth filling?

Varies: Local anesthesia for dental procedures varies widely and depends on the preference of your dentist. Numbness from local anesthesia can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 8 hours, depending on the drug used. ...Read more

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I find myself having to take deep breaths filling my lungs with air. Is there something wrong. Will taking these deep breaths damage anything?

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

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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?

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?

Biting pain: Yes, anytime you work on a tooth you can have irritation of the nerve. Typically it is a reversible pulpitist and easily treat with anti-inflamatories. If the pain does not steadily decrease then further treatment may be needed such as root canal treatment. ...Read more

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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?

Probably: Storage condition would make the difference. It might have lost potency, but should not cause harm. This is a muscle relaxant. Is your condition the same as several years ago? ...Read more