Sensitive tooth after filling?
do you think maybe he screwed up the filling and doesnt want to admit it? or is this normal. any help would be great. thanks.
Answers: I am a dentist. In my experience, if a filling is sensitive only when biting or flossing, but not to hot or cold, there is a decent chance that the filling didn't bond properly to the tooth. (I am guessing that you had a white filling done). Thus, probably the filling needs to be replaced. It is possible, however, that the tooth just needs more time to settle, and the problem may go away on its own. If things are getting better with time, maybe you should just leave it for now and see if it continues to improve. But if there has been no change over time or things are getting worse, perhaps you the filling should be redone.
please tell your dentist to replace the filling
during cavity preparation dentino enamel is most sensitive part dentist should make sure the cavity preparation to some extension into dentin
I THINK THE DENTIST IS NOT AT FAULT.
IF HE DID SOMETHING BAD, AND THE STATE FINDS OUT THAT HE HAD A MISTAKE, HE WOULD BE SEVERELY DISCIPLINED AND MAY EVEN LOSE HIS LICENSE. THERE MIGHT BE AN INFECTION IN THE GUMS AROUND THIS TOOTH.
could be a gum infection. go to another dentist and get another opinion
Hey! My thoughts are as follows.When you need a filling that indicates that you have decay forming inside the internal structure of a tooth. The tooth contains living membranes that enable the tooth to live so in that respect you have some nasty bugs that are feasting on these living structures and doing damage to the internal lining of your tooth.imagine this occuring to any other part of you body/any injury you may sustain. The injury is done.so.healing must occur. If the dentist replaced your filling you will find some discomfort for a period of time, hard to say how long (a week, a month, 5 months) but you must remember that you have undertaken a surgical procedure (even though it was within the cavity of your tooth) and it will take time to settle. If you are concerned please follow up on this as micro cracks can also be involved and these are more difficult to find for a dentist. I work in the dental industry and have had a particular instance like yourself where it took a good while for my tooth to become agreeable after having a filling.
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