dental care


Question by  Rhonda (22)

What is likely if I have cavity filling pain with bite?

Every time I bite down, my filling hurts.


Answer by  tinabina21 (18)

What has most likely happened is that something sticky was eaten and then the filling, or some of the filling has come out. Another option is that when the tooth was filled the dentist did not get the whole cavity. A portion of the cavity may still be showing.


Answer by  Dianaweems (18)

The filling material is to "high" for the tooth surface. Thus causing brusing at the root area from the tooth when chewing. The bite is corrected by using articulation paper, a patient bites down a mark will show on the tooth. This is the area that need to be smoothed.


Answer by  ScienceNerd (84)

It is possible that you have an exposed nerve (likely from a larger filling/drilling). The pressure of biting pinches the nerve and pain is the result. If it continues, it's likely you would need a root canal.


Answer by  di (13)

Sorry to hear that you are in so much pain. Please contact your dentist as this may be an interface on the sliding - this means there may be a small stone in your filling or your filling may not be fitted for your upper teeth. Before leaving the dentist, bite down a little to makes sure you are comfortable.


Answer by  javaman09 (180)

A cavity filling with pain is a direct indication of more problems with the tooth. It may only need a new filling or a root canal. Get an x-ray.

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