Q. I still have lot of pain a day after sedative filling. Is this normal?

Answered by
Dr. Divya Banu M
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Nov 15, 2019

Hello doctor,

I got a sedative filling done after a filling that was done a week ago became very painful. A day after the sedative filling, I am still experiencing a lot of pain. Is this normal? When should I consider going back to the dentist?

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your issue. Since you have pain after sedative/temporary filling, this indicates the tooth is either non-vital or the cavity has reached the pulp (blood supply of tooth).

So, kindly visit the dentist, take an X-ray (intraoral periapical radiograph) of the tooth. Get the filling removed and get root canal treatment done. You can take antibiotics too based on the X-ray and clinical findings, which will be prescribed by your dentist. Once the canals are exposed and the compression from the filling is removed, the pain will be relieved.

If you have an X-ray, send that along with a photo of the tooth to guide you better. Also, we need to check whether the pain is from somewhere else or due to food lodgement between teeth or gum pain and treatment will vary accordingly. If the cause is that filled tooth, then removal of filling and root canal treatment will help.

Do not worry, you will be fine. Take care.

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