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Last week a dentist gave me two amalgam fillings (one directly next to a gold crown) immediately after a hygiene treatment.Since then my mouth is pain?

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Dr. Kevin Kim
Dentistry
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In brief: See your dentist

If your teeth are bothering you where you had your filling(s), there could be a few reasons why.
1- your bite is off which your dentist can easily fix. 2- the filling is deep because you had a deep cavity. If your cavity was close to your nerve your tooth may be sensitive up to 6-8 weeks and if it continues longer or is painful anytime them you may need a root canal. Either way see your dentist.

In brief: See your dentist

If your teeth are bothering you where you had your filling(s), there could be a few reasons why.
1- your bite is off which your dentist can easily fix. 2- the filling is deep because you had a deep cavity. If your cavity was close to your nerve your tooth may be sensitive up to 6-8 weeks and if it continues longer or is painful anytime them you may need a root canal. Either way see your dentist.
Dr. Kevin Kim
Dr. Kevin Kim
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In brief: Not uncommon

It is quite normal to be sensitive after a thorough cleaning, especially if it has been a while since your last one.
Deep restorations can also cause sensitivity. Why don't you have your treating dentist evaluate your condition?

In brief: Not uncommon

It is quite normal to be sensitive after a thorough cleaning, especially if it has been a while since your last one.
Deep restorations can also cause sensitivity. Why don't you have your treating dentist evaluate your condition?
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. J. Richard Shih
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Need evaluation

There are some possibilities of the pain you describe here.
The pain might be just a temporary phenomenon. Filling too high usually is primary reason for the pain right after a new filling. Worse is tooth has crack and beyond repairing. Please consult your dentist for further evaluation.

In brief: Need evaluation

There are some possibilities of the pain you describe here.
The pain might be just a temporary phenomenon. Filling too high usually is primary reason for the pain right after a new filling. Worse is tooth has crack and beyond repairing. Please consult your dentist for further evaluation.
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Dr. J. Richard Shih
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Dr. Gary Sandler
It's not uncommon to have some post-operative sensitivity which should not be severe nor generally last more than a few days. Your own dentist would be the most knowledgeable regarding what to expect and for how long. Call the office to discuss this issue.
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