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Reasons for Tooth Pain After Filling a Cavity

Posted on 6/15/2024 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
Patient cavity filled teeth that will be taken care of at Thomas Plunkett, DMD in Lakeland, FLMany dental patients find it confusing to have tooth pain following a filling. Fillings can occasionally cause pain or sensitivity even though they are necessary to restore the integrity of teeth damaged by cavities. Knowing the causes of this discomfort might help you better control your symptoms and determine whether to see a dentist.

Tooth Sensitivity

Following cavity filling, particularly with composite or silver amalgam, a tooth may become sensitive to both hot and cold temperatures. Usually transitory, this should go away in a few weeks as your tooth gets used to the new filling.


Sometimes, the interior portion of the tooth, which contains nerves and blood vessels, becomes irritated during the process of removing the decay and getting the tooth ready for a filling. Treatment may cause pulpitis, an inflammation that can be either reversible or irreversible if the decay is severe and close to the pulp. While irreversible pulpitis would need more therapy, such as a root canal, reversible pulpitis will go away on its own.

High Filling

An uneven bite can occasionally result from a too-high filling. The extra pressure on the tooth causes discomfort while biting down. Having your dentist modify the height frequently fixes this.

Broken Fillings

Stress from biting, aging, or further decay can cause fillings to break or leak occasionally. Pain might result from a broken filling exposing the tooth to temperature fluctuations and food particles.

See your dentist right away if you are having tooth pain following a recent filling. They are able to diagnose the reason for your pain and offer suitable remedies to ease it and preserve your tooth. Remember that the best defense against more problems and maintaining the health of your teeth is early intervention.

Experiencing pain following a dental filling? Wait no longer! Please make an appointment for a checkup with us right now to guarantee your smile stays white and painless.

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