Posted on 6/23/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
If you have a cavity or a missing filling, we can take care of that in our office. There may be times when some discomfort occurs following the procedure and these are the most common reasons your fillings may hurt after the numbing effect goes away.
Bite is Off
When the numbing hasn't worn off after the procedure, you can't bite normally, so it may be difficult to make sure that everything is adjusted to your liking and comfort. This is easy to fix in a follow-up visit by correcting the bite.
Inflammation in the Tooth
Sometimes dental work can cause inflammation of the tooth and this causes pain after you get your filling. It is normal to have some discomfort after a filling and it should subside within a few days. Other times the pain can persist for a week or more and in this case, we advise you to call our office immediately.
Allergies to Tooth Fillings
Before starting the procedure, we will ask you if you have any known allergies to the material being used for the fillings and we will offer you an alternative that works for you. In some cases, allergies still occur.
If the filling is not put in properly, it can cause pain and if you suspect something is wrong with the way in which your filling was added.
Some sensitivity to cold or hot foods is to be expected after a tooth filling. Air temperature is also uncomfortable when the area is exposed.
If any of the most common reasons your fillings may hurt don't improve within a few days and go on for longer than a week, please don't hesitate to call our office and we will make sure we get rid of that pain for you.