dental care


Question by  loveyoumore (1)

Is it possible that the silver filling I had done yesterday is causing my tooth to hurt?


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

The act of drilling out the bad section of tooth often vibrates the tooth, causing pain in the nerve of that tooth. The injection of pain reliever in that location may also be causing the pain. If the dentist applied a dam or other mouth restraints in that area, this could also cause discomfort.


Answer by  ppro (50)

Yes it is possible. It could be just that the filling needs to be adjusted to your bite. That's a simple fix. It could also be that in the process of removing the decay the dentist nicked the nerve. Either way a call to the dentist is in order.


Answer by  sonyacarlson (695)

Absolutely. There is often post filling pain associated with a filling and that can be normal. If it hurts a lot, take pain killers. If the pain lasts over two weeks, then contact your dentist.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

The cavity could have been close to the nerve and once the filling was done the tooth could have started acting up more now and need a root canal. The silver filling has nothing to do with the hurt.

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