dental care


Question by  rachelrm7 (30)

What is wrong if I had cavities filled and now my teeth hurt when I chew?

I think my dentist may have made an error.


Answer by  P29 (42)

Some pain is normal depending on how deep the cavity was for a day or two afterwards. If the pain doesn't go away after two days then contact your dentist to have him examine why you are in pain.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

It is normal for some discomfort for a day or two after the fillings. If new teeth hurt or the repaired teeth hurt more than three days later, you may have an infection from the injection or the filling was not done correctly.


Answer by  wallaby78 (2293)

If the pain persists for more than a week, go back and have the dentist adjust your fillings. He should do this for no charge.


Answer by  dertr (147)

If it has been some time since you had your cavities filled, you may have developed an infection. This may require a root canal. In the root canal procedure, the old filling will be removed, the roots "cleaned", and a new filling or a crown may be put in place.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

Depending how long ago they where done, it could just be that your teeth are more sensitive because of the work done to them. That's completely normal and expected usually. But if you truly feel there was an error made, it would definitely be worth getting a second opinion. You may have an exposed nerve or something along those lines.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

If your teeth are hurting then when you got your filling then the dentist may need to go back and adjust your bite with articulating paper. You could be biting too hard. Also, the cavity could have been close to the nerve and you may now need a root canal.


Answer by  sailoryue (853)

its possible. you should first see if its a temporary thing. take some painkiller and see. if not, see your dentist to have him check it out.

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