Deep Restoration

Deep restoration is done for dental caries that include both the enamel and dentin. There are two types of deep restoration, direct and indirect. The carried tooth is first prepared, and a restorative material is placed after applying pulp protection.

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How to help my husband who has got pain and swelling post deep filling in his molar tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband had a deep filling in his upper second to last molar (left side). About several hours later, he started having discomfort and taking Tylenol and Ibuprofen interchangeably. Now, it has been the second day with severe pain and his cheek is swollen. And the gum over the tooth is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In this condition the tooth should not be filled and instead, root canal should be done. As the filling was near the pulp, pulpal irritation is causing the pain. Take tablet Amoxiclav (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) 625 mg one tablet twice daily for five days, Z...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe pain after filling cavity?

Query: Hello¬†doctor,I had a deep cavity filled about five weeks ago. I had extreme sensitivity to cold since it was filled. I had no other pain associated with the tooth. Biting down was completely fine. Two nights ago, I started to get extreme pain on the right side of my face and jaw (the same side the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your complaint, it looks like a condition called as acute irreversible pulpitis, where caries reaches the pulp or nerve endings of the tooth. This is very common in cases of deep cavities. So, there is no need to worry. It can be treated through a r...  Read Full »

Why is my cheek sore after a filling?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a tooth filling approximately 10 hours ago and felt excruciating pain when the local anesthesia was injected. I experienced pain from my cheek all the way up to my temple. The dentist was very rushed and just told me that the pain and numbing sensation could last for up to 2 hours...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you regained sensation, which means the nerve was anesthetized properly and has reverted too. The numbness, pain, and swelling in your cheek might be due to accidental injection into the cheek muscles. I want you to check yourself if you can ope...  Read Full »

Can deep filling close to nerve cause sensitivity?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently broke a part of my back tooth besides an old filling. A week ago, my dentist removed the old filling and repaired everything with white filling. Since then, I have been getting a sharp pinch to the center of my tooth if I try to chew with it. There is no pain. It is a little se...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sensitivity is indeed due to deep filling very close to the nerve for comfort. Usually, if it is very deep some dentists put a base below the permanent filling to prevent temperature difference inside the mouth to transfer it to the nerve. If it is not possible, th...  Read Full »

What causes tooth pain when i chew on filled tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a filling in my tooth of some metal (14 years have passed). I had flu and sore throat a few days back. So, I used Augmentin and another tablet of Actifit-P replacement. After three to four days, my toothache started and now if I chew anything, my teeth feel painful. That filled...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I would like to tell you that consult your nearby endodontist to rule out the reason for pain clinically and radiographically. If the pain would be due to secondary decay below the restoration and deep to the pulp, then you will have to undergo a root cana...  Read Full »

Why does my tooth hurt on drinking cold milk two days after I got it filled?

Query: Hello doctor, Hope this message finds you well. I had 10 cavities and removed them all. But the last cavity I removed, the tooth was so damaged but my doctor kept on drilling as much as he could and he put the dental filling right next to the tooth nerve saying that the tooth is still alive. I did ...  Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Saketh Gummuluru

Dentist, Oral Implantologist, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think the cavity was very deep and so the filling was placed close to the nerve area. This could have given you severe sensitivity with cold items. My suggestion is to just wait for a few more days. If you experience sudden, severe, shooting pain, you need to visi...  Read Full »

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