dental care


Question by  malini (13)

How can I eliminate sensitivity after a cavity filling?

I had a cavity filled recently and I do not like the fact that it is now sensitive.


Answer by  Ginger (376)

Using a different toothpaste that you can buy over the counter will help dull the sensitivity such as Sensodyne. Other companies such as Crest and Aquafresh have similar products.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

A tooth should no longer be sensitive after you have it filled, if it is still sensitive you may need more work done on the tooth. You could try Sensodyne toothpaste or even orajel, but if those do not work call your dentist and schedule a followup appointment to make sure there is nothign else going on.


Answer by  Duncan (1124)

Certain toothpastes are supposed to help with sensitivity, and there are also gels you can buy for on the spot treatment. The sensitivity should also fade with time. If it doesn't, you should talk to your dentist. You might night the filling to be redone, or possibly adding a protective layer. In the meantime, avoid hot or cold liquids.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

It should stop being sensitive after a few days. Whenever you get a new filling it always seems to be sensitive and it feels like someone is putting pressure on it for the first couple days while you get used to it. The feeling should subside. You will have to deal for now.

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