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What should I do for severe pain after cavity filling?

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

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

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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Is it normal to still have a sharp pain after getting fillings for a cavity?

Is it normal to still have a sharp pain after getting fillings for a cavity?

Very common: Some people may experience tooth sensitivity after having a cavity filled. This can be fixed with a simple bite adjustment. See your dentist for post op evaluation. ...Read more

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Please help! i'm having pain/throbbing after deep cavity filling?

Please help! i'm having pain/throbbing after deep cavity filling?

Call Dentist: May be from insult to the nerve of the tooth from trying to repair the deep cavity. May be that the filling is just a little high and needs a minor adjustment. May be nerve of the tooth is becoming non-vital or is infected. Please call your dentist for a reevaluation. ...Read more

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I had a filling put in on friday on a cavity is it normal for the tooth to be sensitive to cold drinks and feel a bit of pain still after filling?

Sometimes: This is a fairly common occurance...It should go away after a few days if this continues or gets worse you should talk to your dentist I have my patients place a few drops of traumeel under their tongue to he4lp healing you can get this in a health food store. ...Read more

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I have tooth pain 3 mos. After cavity filling. Dr. Examined it, saw nothing wrong, but pain persists. Seems to travel since i can't tell which tooth is?

See an endodontist: I would suggest for you to seek an endodontic evaluation by an endodontist (root canal specialist). The endodontist would be able to evaluate the tooth properly and inform you of the cause of discomfort and recommend the treatment of choice. ...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