I just got a filling, any experience particular I should look forward to?
Having a filling done is a routine dental care treatment, and most people will have at least one filling during their lifetime. While most will have few side-effects after the treatment is completed, some may suffer some slight discomfort. A common problem is feeling sensitivity after filling, as the tooth can feel sensitive to pressure, to exposure to air and to sweet foods or hot or cold foods. A lot of this sensitivity occurs when a composite filling has been used, but it can affect other types of fillings. This feeling should subside after a couple of weeks, but if it doesn’t decrease you should contact your best dentist for advice.
If you have previously suffered sensitivity after filling, then let your dentist know before you have another filling, as they may be able to do something to reduce the sensitivity next time. They may be able to use a different material as some people vary in their sensitivity to particular materials, and it’s impossible for your dentist to predict how your tooth will react. Try to describe your sensitivity as accurately as you can, as this will help your dentist decide what should be done next and whether they need to take out the old filling and put in a new one. Solutions include removing the old filling and adding a base or liner or a desensitizing agent to the tooth. If your filling was particularly deep then you may need root canal treatment to solve the sensitivity.
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