How To Deal With Sore Teeth After Permanent Fillings?

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good evening, I am a 23 year old woman. 3 weeks ago, I had permanent fillings for my teeth, before I had root canals treated. But sometimes a tooth that has been filled feels throbbing pain and an abscess occurs. I wonder why? thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Dian,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Root canal treatments as well as permanent fillings are generally performed to treat cavities that have reached the pulp depth (deepest part of the tooth, root of the tooth) and are causing infection. This action is carried out through several procedures, including:

Radiological examination
Doctors generally will perform radiological examinations, for example with panoramic x-rays, to assess the degree of infection and cavities in your teeth.
Root canal treatment
The doctor will make a hole in your tooth until it reaches the tooth root. Next, the doctor will use a special solution to clean the roots of your teeth, as well as numb the nerves.
Temporary patching
The doctor will first cover the root of the tooth that has been perforated while waiting for the inflammation to subside.
Permanent filling or other dental restoration procedures (for example, by placing a crown)
After you feel that there are no more signs of inflammation and infection remaining, the doctor will perform permanent fillings on the cavities.

Tooth pain that appears after permanent filling of teeth can arise due to many factors. In normal conditions, this pain may occur due to a form of adaptation and minimal nerve damage from the tissue around the tooth that was formerly filled. If the pain is mild, temporary, and there are no other complaints, for example swelling, redness, and so on, then this is probably not dangerous.


However, if the pain is very intense and unbearable, you can go back to the dentist who treated you before. It is feared that there will be more serious nerve injuries, incomplete infections, or broken patches that need immediate treatment. Apart from the effects of the fillings that you underwent before, you may also experience the pain in your teeth at this time due to other factors, such as migraines, jaw joint disorders, and so on. Each of these conditions can certainly have different treatments.


Currently, you can first take paracetamol to improve the pain in your teeth. First, limit the use of painful teeth in chewing foods that are too hard or too cold. Don't forget, always keep your teeth and mouth clean to prevent the fillings on your teeth from getting damaged easily.


Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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