The best way to save a decayed or broken tooth is by having a filling done. This is not only a great help for the functionality of the tooth but also helps in the person’s appearance. The first thing that the dentist does is to go ahead and fill the tooth. This will be when the corroded materials and the tooth decay are removed and the affected area around the tooth is taken care of.

Kinds of Toothache or Tooth Pain after a Dental Filling               

The filing in the cavity is done using different kinds of substances. This will give the tooth enough protection from the cavity becoming larger. A thing to keep in mind is that it is quite common to feel a little bit of pain after a filling has been done. Your teeth and the surrounding region might be sensitive to the material that has been used for the filling and the trauma that it has undergone. Give it time to heal and the filling will settle down.

If the toothache still persists then a thing to keep in mind is that there are different kinds of toothaches and you might need to ascertain which one you feel.

Tooth pain around the new dental filling:

If you have toothache surrounding the new dental filling then you need to go to the dentist for a second time. They will check whether the filling had been done right.

Tooth ache when you bite:

There are instances when you might experience pain every time you bite. This kind of pain is noticed as soon as the anesthesia wears off. Thereafter, if you notice that you experience toothache every time that you bite, you need to check with the dentist for the right size of the filling. The reason this occurs is that every time you bite you actually put your teeth through get turmoil.

Allergies resulting from Dental Fillings:

There are different kinds of materials that are used for fillings and therefore it is a good idea to go on and check with the dentist if you are allergic to any of them.

Allergic reaction could result from the silver amalgam used in the filling. An allergic reaction could be itchiness, skin rashes, and various other general allergic reactions. If this were to occur then the filling needs to be replaced with another material.

When is right time to go to dentist with tooth pain after filling

If the toothache persists even after a few weeks of the filling then something is certainly amiss. All that you need to do is to go to the dentist for a second time and explain the pain and how you feel. The dentist will then be able to ascertain the reason for the pain after the filling and address the concerns. The dentist might advise you to use a sensitive tooth paste or put on a desensitizing agent on the tooth.

After all of this, if the pain still persists then all that you can do is to have a root canal treatment done to get rid of the pain after the filing.

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  • Coleen Nieves

    Coleen Nieves 24 - April - 2015, at 06:31 AM

  • My tooth was hurting so I went to the dentist and he check it with the xray and didnt see anything so he took out the old filling and put a medicated filling it was ok then it started to hurt so i called the dentist back and i asked for meds so he gave me amoxicillin 500 only taken two pills so far. This morning the pain was not good got to work and I took advil and the pain is not that bad. I have to go back on tuesday to see how it is i am hoping its not a root canal and he just puts back the filling but its funny how my bottom teeth hurt as well. Dr. what can i do to take the pain a way if it continues?

  • Poby

    Poby 10 - January - 2015, at 09:42 AM

  • Dr. Ritz, I had my tooth filled with white composite because it had cavity under my old fillings from years ago. The procedure was done 6 weeks ago and everything was fine. All of a sudden 3 days ago I got nerve pain when eating and drinking hot stuff, sometimes even when I get up from bed or sofa. Pain comes and goes. My dentist did take an x ray yesterday and said it looked fine. But he said if my nerve is infected its too early to show on the X-ray. So if I keep feeling the discomfort I need to get a root canel. He sent me home to observe. Today it was mostly pain free but at night the pain came back. Can my body fight it off? Is it true that the X-ray does not show the infection getting to my nerve? Please help me. Thank you...

  • Poby

    Poby 09 - January - 2015, at 23:14 PM

  • Dr. Ritz, I had my tooth filled with white composite because it had cavity under my old fillings from years ago. The procedure was done 6 weeks ago and everything was fine. All of a sudden 3 days ago I got nerve pain when eating and drinking hot stuff, sometimes even when I get up from bed or sofa. Pain comes and goes. My dentist did take an x ray yesterday and said it looked fine. But he said if my nerve is infected its too early to show on the X-ray. So if I keep feeling the discomfort I need to get a root canel. He sent me home to observe. Today it was mostly pain free but at night the pain came back. Can my body fight it off? Is it true that the X-ray does not show the infection getting to my nerve? Please help me. Thank you...

  • Chrissy

    Chrissy 09 - June - 2014, at 18:46 PM

  • Hi! I had my 6 month check up at the dentist in February. They found a tiny cavity in a molar (she told me it was so small they probably wouldn't need to numb it). This cavity never caused me any pain. They did the filling in March and I have had constant pain since then. I am randomly woken up in the middle of the night with pain, can't eat hot or cold. I can't even eat strawberries or breathe in air. I went back to the dentist and she told me everything looks fine on the xrays. She thinks they may have gone too deep. She put a sensitivity ointment on my tooth hoping it would help. It hasn't. I don't have extra money to have a procedure done. Would this be a fault on the dentist? What should I do?

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer 18 - March - 2014, at 15:35 PM

  • I had severe decay in my molar and the dentist cleaned it out and filled it today. I am having jaw pain now esp when i open my mouth. is this normal?

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