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What To 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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