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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

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


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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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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 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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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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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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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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