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My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


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Is It Normal To Have Pain In A Tooth After Getting A Filling?

by Alfredo Moore

When you have a cavity in a tooth, you may or may not feel pain with this cavity. Pain with cavities is normal, but there are also many times when people have cavities and never even know it. The best way to treat a cavity is by removing it and putting in a filling, and this is a common dental procedure. When you get a filling, you might feel pain with it for a while, though, and you should know that this is normal in some cases.

Pain for a few hours occurs from the trauma

When you get a filling, the dentist will numb this area of your mouth in order to complete the necessary steps of removing the decay and filling the hole. While you will not feel anything during this process, the numbing will wear off and you will likely feel pain when this happens. This is completely normal as there is a lot of trauma to the tooth during this process. The good news is that most of this pain will be gone by the next day as teeth and gums heal very quickly.

Some people will feel pain or sensitivity for months

On the other hand, there are times when people will have pain or sensitivity with a filling for months afterward; however, this is not typical. If this happens, it can be due to a number of reasons. The first reason is from an overly sensitive mouth. If your mouth is overly sensitive to begin with, you might feel a lot more sensitivity with a filling afterward, and it can last for a while. This can also happen if the filling is too big. If the dentist did not shave enough off the filling, the sensitivity and pain could be due to your teeth rubbing together too much.

When it is not normal

While having pain after a filling is normal, there are some signs that you should watch out for that are not normal. For example, if the gums around this tooth are swollen, red, and bleeding, this is not normal. If you have a fever and feel like it is due to an infection in this tooth, this is also not normal. If you experience these types of things after a filling, contact your dentist immediately.

If you have a cavity that needs to be treated, contact a dentist to get this done. If you are not sure if you have cavities and have not had a checkup recently, you should also contact a clinic to set up an appointment.