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My tooth is hurting after getting fillings. Does it sound abnormal?

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In brief: It's very common

When a dentist places a filling heat is generated - that's what makes your tooth hurt when getting a filling and why the dentist numbs you up.
If the nerve is traumatized by the process it may hurt after the numbness wears off.

In brief: It's very common

When a dentist places a filling heat is generated - that's what makes your tooth hurt when getting a filling and why the dentist numbs you up.
If the nerve is traumatized by the process it may hurt after the numbness wears off.
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

If the fillings were deep pain is more likely to be present, but if the fillings were shallow i would say that it is unusual.
If the pain does not start to subside within a few days i suggest you call your dentist.

In brief: Depends

If the fillings were deep pain is more likely to be present, but if the fillings were shallow i would say that it is unusual.
If the pain does not start to subside within a few days i suggest you call your dentist.
Dr. John Van der Werff
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not uncommon

Many times fillings can be deep and near the pulp/nerve and though they don't get there it can be irritating like a bruise.
It should peak over the first couple days and then taper off, if not contact you dentist.

In brief: Not uncommon

Many times fillings can be deep and near the pulp/nerve and though they don't get there it can be irritating like a bruise.
It should peak over the first couple days and then taper off, if not contact you dentist.
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Possibly

While some sensitivity after filling is possible due to irritation of the nerve, especially if there is a deep filling, prolonged sensitivity may indicate irreversible nerve inflammation.

In brief: Possibly

While some sensitivity after filling is possible due to irritation of the nerve, especially if there is a deep filling, prolonged sensitivity may indicate irreversible nerve inflammation.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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