How long should a tooth hurt after a filling?

Fillings - how long after seeing the dentist should they hurt?

Having a filling added can be a nerve-wracking and worrisome experience with many patients concerned about pain either during the treatment or after it. The good news is that in general, your teeth should not be in any pain after having the treatment. It could be that you experience some discomfort, as you get used to the artificial fillingA lay term used for the restoring of lost tooth structure by using materials such as metal, alloy, or porcelain. in your tooth.

In rare circumstances where you are experiencing pain after having the filling, there are a few reasons why this could be the case:

Sensitive Teeth

Unfortunately, a tooth that has just had a cavityDecay in tooth caused by caries; also referred to as carious lesion. filled, is likely to be more sensitive to hot and cold foods. As a result, hot drinks such as coffee, or cold foods such as ice cream could lead to some pain. However, this should resolve itself in the days following the treatment.

Cracked or loose fillings

In some cases, it could be that the filling has become damaged in the immediate time after placement, and this can lead to cracks developing. These cracks cause further damage to the tooth, and you will need to visit your dentist immediately to have the problem rectified.

Allergic reaction

Some patients, unfortunately, suffer from allergic reactions to teeth and this will consequently hurt the tooth. Before having the filling added, please contact your dentist, and let them know if you have any allergies, and they will bear this in mind when selecting the composition of your filling.

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