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Any ideas why my tooth hurts after getting a filling?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry

In brief: Trauma

When a tooth gets a cavity it is trauma, then we fill it and that is more trauma.
The tooth is sensitive for up to 6 weeks while it lays down scar tissue to protect itself from the trauma. Healthy teeth will heal however sometimes the trauma exceeds the tooths ability to heal. If the sensitivity lasts more than 10 sec before returning to normal see your dentist.

In brief: Trauma

When a tooth gets a cavity it is trauma, then we fill it and that is more trauma.
The tooth is sensitive for up to 6 weeks while it lays down scar tissue to protect itself from the trauma. Healthy teeth will heal however sometimes the trauma exceeds the tooths ability to heal. If the sensitivity lasts more than 10 sec before returning to normal see your dentist.
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dr. Peter Karsant
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