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Tooth Filling

A tooth filling is important to save the continuity of damaged teeth and maintain functionality of the teeth. Many tooth-filling materials are available in the market, including metal, plastic, glass, composite, porcelain, GIC, gold, ceramics, and amalgam. Some of these filling materials last 15 to 20 years (gold), And some last for 5 to 15 years (amalgam).

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How can I relieve toothache due to dislodged filling in an incomplete root canal treated tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have toothache. I have an unfinished root canal for about eight months, temporary filling has also fallen out. Now I am with severe pain. Unable to drink, eat, etc. What should I do to relieve the pain? OTC is not working.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. You said it is an eight months old treated tooth and also with incomplete root canal treatment. With this, I suspect that the tooth is severely infected and you might need to take a course of antibiotics along...  Read Full »

I have lost my tooth filling. Can I have a new filling or a crown?

Query: Hi doctor, I have lost a filling present on my bottom left tooth next to my wisdom tooth. Some portion of the tooth has broken away. I do not have pain in that tooth now. Is it right to have a new filling on that tooth or can I have a dental crown on that tooth? Is it possible to have a crown on th...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A filling can be placed again, and the tooth is contoured correctly. A composite can be used to build the tooth and then the tooth can be contoured adequately. Then a crown can be placed. If the tooth is not broken much, then a cutting can be done, and a crown can be pl...  Read Full »

Can I get a filling fixed with a low-grade fever from a UTI?

Query: Hello doctor, Can I get a filling fixed while running a low-grade fever from a UTI?  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Theoretically, yes. But, practically I would not suggest you get it done as you will not be comfortable (mainly because of the water spray from the handpiece or drilling machine) and that will make it difficult for the dentist too. If it is an emergency or you do not...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for a chipped tooth that does not have any symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I believe I chipped my molar, but am just making sure that it is just a small chip. The molar was already calcified and has been sealed as a result of that. There is no sensitivity, pain, or any symptoms. Wondering if I would get it sealed again or just something to be cautious about....  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Musa Alabed Nassar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I checked the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The broken part seems to be a small part in the enamel layer, you do not have any pain or symptoms, so I believe this tooth is fine and it can be restored with composite filling to prevent any cavi...  Read Full »

I am suffering from severe tooth pain. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, What is the most effective way to get rid of a severe toothache? Last Sunday, I went to a different clinic for tooth filling because my dentist went abroad for vacation. In fact, it lessened the pain, but afterward, it became more painful. So I contacted my dentist for medicine to tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, I would like to say that a simple filling cannot be a treatment for a tooth in pain. The pain itself occurs only because of an infection inside the tooth. Yes, as the other dentist said, it could be a dental abscess. You have also mentioned that you have severe...  Read Full »

Is it okay to get tooth filled without getting it cleaned post-five-day prescription of tablets?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it okay to get a tooth cavity filled without getting it cleaned post-five-day prescription of two tablets? Does this have consequences?  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The cavity is always cleaned before filling it up. Five days medication is fine that is to subside any further infection. Caries, if present, are never left as it is. There may be another case if it is simply a hole or broken area and not carious but that is also irr...  Read Full »

My teeth are quite sensitive and the pain is so bad while brushing. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,It has been over two years since I brushed my teeth however, I have no physical signs of decay. I have recently (last three months) tried every sensitivity toothpaste known over the counter because my teeth are susceptible. Whenever I brush my teeth, the pain is so bad. I nearly faint I...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Musa Alabed Nassar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you suffer from susceptible teeth. You say that there are no signs of decay, I ask you, is it severe sensitivity can be a sign? However, to be accurate in commenting, I will share my thoughts and the things we need to do to diagnose this. If you hav...  Read Full »

I had my tooth filled years ago, and now I have sensitivity to cold items. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have sudden sensitivity to cold (like drinking water). I had a filling done in my tooth years ago. Is this a sign of another cavity, a worn-out filling, or something else? It hurts in the center of the tooth, runs down to the roots, and goes away quickly. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. These are all definite signs and symptoms of tooth decay. The description of pain confirms that tooth decay has gone extensive involving the vital part of the tooth called the dental pulp. There is no substit...  Read Full »

I have tooth pain that radiates to my head and sensitivity to cold food. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having tooth pain on the left side. I feel sensitivity when I drink anything cold. The pain increases and radiates to the head. I have been facing this issue for several months. The pain was less initially, but it has now increased. It has also happened previously but for a short dur...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The most common cause of dental pain is tooth decay. The tooth has three layers, outer enamel, dentin, and an innermost nerve layer. When decay starts in the enamel layer, it does not show symptoms other than a visible black spot on the tooth. A...  Read Full »

I have pain and sensitivity in a filled tooth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a filling done in one of my molars. Two weeks later, I was still in pain and ate Advil per day. I went back to my dentist, and he filed down the filling, apparently my teeth were hitting on the tongue side instead of the cheek side. This correction almost immediately eliminated hot ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are feeling there is something between your teeth when you chew that means the high point is still there. In case you put pressure on teeth, the boring pain means still there is a high point in the filling. This is not anyways under the normal windows of de...  Read Full »

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