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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


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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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