Pain After New Filling or Restoration

Posted on : 02-12-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health

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After the dental filling or restoration is done a blue or red paper is put between restored teeth and the dentist asks to bite on it. Patient is asked if it is too high when bite down and if patient feels that the filling is trimmed down. The patients sometimes want to get out of the clinic fast and say that it is fine to get on with daily life even if the filling is a bit high which leads to having high point. In case mouth is numbed patient will not have any sensation and to find out if the filling is actually high or not becomes difficult, so in these cases the filling is higher than the rest of the teeth and comes in contact before the other teeth putting more force on this particular tooth. This is one of the main reasons for having pain after getting a filling or restoration.


High filling causes pain

If you look at the Anatomy of the tooth inside the bone we can make out that the Root part of the tooth which is in Bone has a layer of tissue separating the Bone and tooth called the Periodontal Ligament. And as this is a soft tissue when there is a high point or high filling excess pressure is exerted onto the tooth and the periodontal ligament is pressed down. This leads to inflammation of the periodontal ligament in that particular area of the root which is can be seen in an IOPA Xray as well. This condition is usually called as Acute Apical periodontitis which is reversible or also called as Symptomatic Apical Periodontitis because it is caused by a Symptom which is high filling and it can be reversed after removal of the cause.

What to do if filling is too high?

This is the main problem many face after coming back from the dentist and after the effect of the Local Anesthesia wears off you realize that the filling is high and pain starts slowly. If you are feeling that the filling is high and are having pain on biting or chewing on anything you have a high filling.

You have to immediately call your dentist and inform him/her about the problem and get an appointment. If you are thinking or scared thinking that you will be charged or have to pay for the appointment do not worry as most of the dentists do not charge for trimming or correcting a high filling as it takes just a few minutes for your dentist to check for High point and correct it.

Go to the same Dentist from where you got your filling done and do not think that he/she is a bad dentist for leaving the filling high as this can happen with any Dentist as most of the time the jaw is anesthetized and you cannot feel this high point until the effect fades.

For further details take guidelines from your dentist. You may call Dr. Haddon Suttner for any dental problem on 02 9365 6197. For details about the services visit Dentist Bondi.

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