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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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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 c...  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about getting some of my teeth filled?

Query: Hi doctor,I have to get a few fillings in my teeth. I would usually consider myself to have good teeth. Are fillings a bad thing? Are my teeth still fine? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A dentist does fillings. Fillings are good if they are done to close cavities or else bad. When you already have some cavities, which need to be restored to prevent infection from spreading deep into the teeth. Thank you.  Read Full »

What are the causes of pain in a restored tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my filling two years back on my left wisdom tooth. It was in the center and a deeper cavity, near to the pulp. One year back, I had pain and consulted the doctor. She told me that I was not infected and gave me some medication. I did not have the drug, and I believed I could man...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your case history, if there is slight or severe pain, it indicates infection. But there are two possibilities. The first one is filling may be defective, or it has undergone some wear and tear, due to which there may be a gap that is causing fluids to pass and ca...  Read Full »

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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. G

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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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