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How to Relieve Tooth Pain After Filling By Dentist

Updated on January 5, 2014
Tooth pain after filling
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Toothache after filling up is an ordinary experience for many who have gone through such ways. People who experience pain have extra sensitive teeth compared to others, as a result, making the pain intolerable. A filling done by a skilled dentist helps to prevent more cavities. Once in a while your teeth may be extra sensitive after putting a filling. For that reason, teeth may be too sensitive to air, sugary foods, force, temperatures after procedures or chilled foods. This problem of sensitive teeth and discomfort after a tooth cavity filling reduces without treatment within a few weeks.

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Primary measure

One of the primary measures you need to take when having discomfort is to get in touch with the dentist and explain the discomfort you have, and then she or he will inform you and check your progress often. It is advisable not to self medicate as it might cause the problem to worsen.

When we experience such pain most frequent

You may experience such a pain when you try to bite anything. You will realize the pain when the anesthetic wears away, and it may continue for some time. In case you experience prompt discomfort when you bite down, it may be because the filling was not crafted perfectly. This may put pressure upon the teeth, for that reason, you may need to see the dentist urgently to fix the problem.

Other complications

Other complications might be a hypersensitive response on the silver amalgam put on the filling. In this case, you will possibly meet skin breakouts and itchiness, along with other hypersensitive reactions. The silver filling needs to be changed with a composite filling to solve the issue.

Cloves are well-know to relieve tooth pain
Cloves are well-know to relieve tooth pain | Source

A gentle tooth pain after filling is normal, which means you do not have to buy over-the-counter pain relievers. In case the tooth pain does not stop in two to four weeks after the filling procedure, or if perhaps the teeth are becoming too sensitive, this is a cause for alarm which needs the dentist's quick attention. Most likely the dental may recommend sensitive toothpaste or place on a desensitizing agent to the tooth for easing pain in the teeth.

Effective cures for toothache

One of the many effective cures might be clove gas and soil cloves applied instantly on the afflicted enamel. Myrrh and Calendula toothpaste are perfect on pain relief. Each wash with salt water throughout the day is very useful. Make sure you are flossing gently to be certain that nothing is stuck between the teeth which causing them to be agitated.

Another home remedy for tooth pain relieve is organic dry calendula flower
Another home remedy for tooth pain relieve is organic dry calendula flower | Source

Natural pain relievers will always be the most suitable choice, in terms of curing toothache after filling as the procedures accessible may not affect any natural body functions which are occurring. Nevertheless, the last resort meant for toothache after filling would be to go through a root canal surgery. This process is often carried out if the tooth damage has worsened and is inflicting you even more agony than normal. Root canal is a radical alternative that needs to be talked about even more with your practitioner, to make sure you have a proper picture of just how the process will be, and what you must expect after.

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In Totality

Routinely dental cleanings can help you keep up good oral hygiene and cleanse your gums and teeth. In spite of appropriate flossing, brushing and visits to the dentist, cavities find a way to sneak into the teeth enamel. The filling procedure is not cheap; however some dental insurance covers only pay a small percentage of the charges of filling. These procedures are good for lengthening the well-being of your gums and teeth. In case a tiny cavity is overlooked, it may grow to be big, which may lead to removal of teeth.


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      Shariful Islam 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      Great hub! Voted up!

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      Anita 3 years ago

      Had a broken tooth filled with white stuff and another on the top. This was 3 weeks ago and I am in agony even more so. The pain in my head, through my temples and jaw, and sometimes down my neck and arm. The only thing that doesn't hurt is chocolate-that is if it isn't hearting already. Its like a headcold all day yesterday. Going to Hospital....

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      Jasmeet Kaur 3 years ago from India

      yes, it is better to visit hospital as your case sound severe.

      Get well soon!!

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      kapszone 3 years ago

      Hi, I had a severe pain in my front 2 tooths and dentist removed the decay and did a temporary filling. I had the pain and was taking painkiller, after a week dentist did final filling. But I am still having pain. If I touch that tooth it hurts badly, filling was done 2 days ago could this be matter of days for this pain to go or it could be something that is not done properly. It pains too severely while eating any sweet and also i now cannot use those two teeths while eating anything as they are still so sore. any suggestions please.

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      Jasmeet Kaur 3 years ago from India

      Hello @kapszone... sounds like you have really severe tooth pain. I don't think filling can cause such severe pain. So, you should talk to your dentist for this pain.

      Home remedies are effective on tooth pain but your case sounds different. SO, do visit yoru dentist.

      hope you get better soon :)

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      Kim 3 years ago

      This question is for Anita. Im going through the exact same thing! Had a composite (white) filling and my tooth hurts in my jaw, neck, temple, even my tongue? Did you go to the Hospital? What happened are you still in pain? I am going to the dentist for the 3 rd time to have him look again because he says he does not see anything??

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      Ying xandir 3 years ago

      Hei i did my filling today which are on 16 april 2014.. Dentist told me one hour plus not to eat thg

      But after one hour plus i try to eat it is still hurt

      N when i try to eat but using the sme place where i did my filling i still few pain

      Cn anyone explain tht??

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      Jasmeet Kaur 3 years ago from India

      @ying xandir.... In some cases a little pain is seen for few days. Anyhow, you can visit your dentist once before taking any other decision for pain relief.

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      anny 2 years ago

      I had a white filling on my upper left second molar on d upper side near the gum two months back... After a month the filling fell down.I visited the dentist again.he replaced the filling again.its been 4 weeks since then. But there is still a slight pain whenever I eat anything.... Please suggest when will the pain go. I never had any pain before the filling.,.

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      Jasmeet Kaur 2 years ago from India

      #anny I think you should take consultation from your dentist once. He knows your case better. So, it will be better if you go for a visit to your dentist.

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      Peter 2 years ago

      The problem many people go through is believing what the dentist says about the "time it will take to heal". Everyone is different. You can't expect to recover instantly but the good news is the reason you went to the dentist was due to the original pain. That original pain for many is far worse than the pain post-procedure (root canal, cavity filling, etc).

      Keep brushing and don't do it hard… light scrubs near the gum will break up any standing debris and your healing will take on average 4 to 6 weeks to heal and feel no pain depending on your situation. Remember it's not just the filling it's sometimes the trauma near the tooth or the prying/poking and most of all the opening of the mouth for extended periods of time.

      Good luck Interwebs :)

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      Jeanne 2 years ago

      My temple and jaw hurt badly including my tooth that had a filling 2wks ago a can't stand the pain it pulses behind my eyes and I've tried most remedies also my ear hurts jus as bad it's all pulsing at once comes n goes evey other second HELP Me decide what I can do for now

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 16 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Toothache is one the severest of pains and very disturbing. You have suggested the appropriate steps to take in such a case. Thanks for sharing this info.

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      Jasmeet Kaur 16 months ago from India

      Thanks Rajan Jolly... Its my pleasure that you gave time to read my hub..

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      Wendy 14 months ago

      I am experiencing the same symptoms I went to my dentist to get my teeth filled and is been at least six weeks since he did the fillings and my jaw my ear my face and my tooth hurt really bad I had a really deep cavity he fixed, I went two times for him to check again and he said it might need to have a root canal but the weirdest thing is when I take the medicine it goes away and nothing hurts. I have been taken ibuprofen acetaminophen extra strength and allergy medication and the allergy medicine work better I can still feel a little throbbing and every time i floss it feels like it hurts. I don't know what to do please help!

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      Jasmeet Kaur 14 months ago from India

      When the cavity is deep, then you need to go through root canal. The medicine you are taking might to pain killer. I am not sure about it because I don't know about it.

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