When too much of tooth filling material is placed inside a tooth cavity, and it protrudes out, it is called high tooth filling. Biting on a tooth with a high filling can cause tooth pain, sensitivity, and can even fracture the tooth. Your dentist will be able to grind away the excess filling.
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Query: Hi doctor, I got a tooth filling done one day before and realized that the side felt rough and jagged. Is it normal to just leave it? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The fractured restoration can be due to biting hard food or incomplete curing during filling. If you want to fill the gap, you can restore it even though it is not an emergency condition. But you can postpone and maintain the small fractur... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I had my two back molars on the top left side of my mouth filled about three weeks ago and after a few days, everything was fine. No pain, nothing. But a few days ago, I realized that every time I drink hot, cold, and sometimes even room temperature liquids there is a sharp almost pie... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, get a radiograph done for those two teeth, it will tell the status of your teeth. Sometimes, if the filling is high, you experience pain. The filling might be fractured. The nerve exposure means caries has reached till the pulpal horn. Parts of teeth: Enamel... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I had a bad cavity, and I filled it. After doing it, I started to have pain on my jaws and the areas around the tooth. My dentist is not available for a few days. What can I do now? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the query (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see high points. The uneven pressure on the tooth causes tenderness in your jaw. You have to reduce the high points present in the filling soon and make it as even. You can take Parace... Read Full »