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Dealing With the Discomfort That Can Accompany A New Filling

Posted on 2/29/2020 by office
Dealing With the Discomfort That Can Accompany A New FillingCavities can cause you so much pain and discomfort. Dental fillings are intended to remedy this. However, the fillings can be a source of pain itself at times. It is not uncommon for patients to experience of pain and sensitivity after a dental filling. The discomfort can be caused by a number of factors.

Causes Of Discomfort After A New Filling

There are many reasons why you may experience discomfort after a filling. Besides the filling sitting too high, it may also not have been placed well, especially if the procedure was more complicated than normal.
Some patients also tend to experience allergic reactions to the filling material. Composite resin fillings have been known to result in irritations at times. The filling material may activate certain nerves and result in tooth sensitivity. Furthermore, you may also experience irritation when chewing if the filling material settles too deep.

There are different treatment approaches to the discomfort caused by dental fillings depending on the cause. In most instances, the discomfort usually eases off within a few days. It is not advisable to try home remedies when you notice discomfort after a filling. Instead, visit our office for an assessment and appropriate treatment if the discomfort persists.

How Do You Deal With The Discomfort?

Our team of experienced professionals will be able to identify and deal with the primary cause of the discomfort. In some cases, we may need to switch out the filling material. If the cause of the discomfort is identified as malocclusion, you may need to have the procedure redone or opt for a root canal. Always call us if your filling is painful and remains uncomfortable more than three days after the procedure.

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