Dental fillings are supposed to make decayed teeth feel better. But discomfort after treatment is not unusual. Here are a few reasons why your tooth might feel strange after getting a filling.
It Takes Time for Teeth to Adjust
It’s not every day that your tooth is opened, cleaned, and filled with a foreign material. Your tooth may need some time to adjust to the new arrangement. Also, your brain and tongue may be fixated on the new material in your mouth. Until your body gets used to the restoration’s presence, you might be abnormally fixated on that are, making your tooth feel odd, even though it really isn’t.
Your Tooth’s Nerve May be Sensitive or Compromised
It can take time for the nerve inside your tooth to get used to the new filling material. Give your mouth a few days to see if it calms down. If the sensitivity doesn’t go away or if it gets worse, then this could mean that the nerve in your tooth has been damaged.
The Filling May Need Adjusting or Replacement
Does your new filling just feel too big? That could very well be the case. Some dental restorations end up a little too high for the teeth to bite together. If you notice difficulty closing your teeth, stinging tooth pain, or a sore jaw, then this could mean that a large filling is throwing off your bite.
Alternatively, there could be a flaw within the dental filling material that prevented it from binding with your tooth.
Contact your dentist to find out what could be causing the uncomfortable sensation if your tooth doesn’t feel better within a few days of getting a filling.
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