Toothache After Permanent Filling?
Hello, 2 months ago I had permanent fillings on my teeth. But now my teeth are sore and even swollen. what do I have to do? Please help
Hello, Virginia. Dental fillings are one of the dental treatments performed for cavities. Fillings on teeth can be damaged if you don't take good care of your teeth. In addition, there are several factors that can cause a tooth that has been filled to swell:
Poor dental care
Patches that are not good enough so that the filling material leaks which causes damage and infection
Not good treatment before fillings. It could be that the infection in the tooth with the previous cavity has been so extensive that it affects the pulp of the tooth. Prior to fillings, the tooth with cavities must be cleaned of dirt and food residue and then sterilized. In addition, root canal and nerve treatment can also be performed in widespread infections.
Allergy to the filling material.
Better check back with your dentist. The doctor will evaluate the patch and any infection. If the infection is given antibiotics to kill the bacteria. Next the doctor will evaluate whether the patch is damaged and so on. Some of the things you can do now include:
Gargle with warm salt water
Avoid consuming hard food so that the patch is not damaged
It is hoped that you don't press on the painful part either by gritting your teeth or by pressing your cheek
If it is very painful then you can take painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.
May be useful
dr. Eni Yulvia S