Posted on 2/29/2020 by Advanced Dental Associates
|You recently had a filling; it has been a week and you are still feeling uncomfortable and are probably in pain. You are not alone. While it is not common for fillings to fail or fall out, many people experience discomfort after a few weeks of having a filling done.
This is because there are different reasons which vary from person to person as to why fillings don't take properly. This article seeks to break down some of the causes of filling failure as well as why we should be the first person you call when you experience these symptoms.
Potential Side Effects of a Filling
While fillings are generally considered harmless, certain side effects may be associated with them. It is important to take note that these side effects are rare and happen only sporadically in the population.
Allergic reactions are the first side effect of fillings. Certain individuals may experience allergic reactions to the material from which fillings are made. If you notice an itch and any of the other symptoms of an allergic reaction be sure to call us immediately.
Malocclusions are another typical side effect of sorts where the filling occludes the tooth at the base. What this causes is a sharp pain when chewing or biting.
Tooth sensitivity is another often another sign of a failing tooth filling. The mechanism by which tooth sensitivity occurs is not well understood. In some cases, the sensitivity may be severe enough to warrant medication.
Pain is another reason why you may need to come back to see us. Pain and tenderness are expected for the first few days after a filling. If the pain continues, even after taking medication, you should definitely see us. These are but some of the more common reasons you should see us after a filling. If you experience symptoms that are worse or different from the aforementioned, do not hesitate to contact us.