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My back molar has cold sensitivity now two days after I got a filling. Is this normal?

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Dr. Aaron Cook
Dentistry
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In brief: Yes

Sensitivity to cold is, unfortunately, quite common following a new filling.
This should gradually subside, but may take a few days or more to completely disappear.

In brief: Yes

Sensitivity to cold is, unfortunately, quite common following a new filling.
This should gradually subside, but may take a few days or more to completely disappear.
Dr. Aaron Cook
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Not uncommon

Drilling out decay and placing a filling is basically a surgical procedure on a tooth.
It is not uncommon for the nerve of the tooth to be temporarily inflamed from this procedure. This may not occur at all or last for days or longer. It is more common with larger and deeper fillings. It should subside as time goes on, but if it worsens or lingers, call you dentist for advice.

In brief: Not uncommon

Drilling out decay and placing a filling is basically a surgical procedure on a tooth.
It is not uncommon for the nerve of the tooth to be temporarily inflamed from this procedure. This may not occur at all or last for days or longer. It is more common with larger and deeper fillings. It should subside as time goes on, but if it worsens or lingers, call you dentist for advice.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
Dentistry

In brief: Maybe

Depends on the inflammation in the central tissue of the tooth.
If it is induced by trauma from the filling procedure, it should reduce with time and Ibuprofen for a couple days. If it is bacterial induced from invasion of the tooth tubules, the inflammation and associated cold sensitivity may remain and even worsen. Return to the dentist, if it persists. Get a pulp vitaity test and pa x-ray.

In brief: Maybe

Depends on the inflammation in the central tissue of the tooth.
If it is induced by trauma from the filling procedure, it should reduce with time and Ibuprofen for a couple days. If it is bacterial induced from invasion of the tooth tubules, the inflammation and associated cold sensitivity may remain and even worsen. Return to the dentist, if it persists. Get a pulp vitaity test and pa x-ray.
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