Why Are Teeth Sensitive after Having a Filling Done?
When a tooth needing restoration has a cavity, that part of the tooth that is decayed does not always conduct hot or cold feelings. Once the decay and damaged part of the tooth is cleaned out, filling material is placed. This filling material often conducts hot and cold quickly which can feel shocking to the nerve endings in the tooth's dentin. For a couple of weeks after having a filling done, avoid extreme hot or cold around that tooth. Another type of sensitivity can occur during biting pressure. If this occurs, your tooth may require an adjustment on the level of the bite. If this occurs, please call the office to schedule a short appointment to have the bite checked. If an adjustment is necessary, usually the tooth will feel less sensitive right away.
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