How to Avoid Tooth Pain after Filling a Cavity

A cavity is something that every individual needs to go through in his entire life span. All the efforts put in to keep the teeth clean and strong can prove to be useless when you find the one little cavity being formed in a tooth. Cavities can cause a major problem if they are left unattended and here is when people walk in for dental treatments that will help them deal with the present cavities and fight the further consequences.

A group of dentists in Little Rock has recently spoken about filling the cavity at an earlier stage can be the best solution to the problem. It prevents the tooth from decaying further and reduces the amount of pain that the patient may have to go through. In the most several conditions, one needs to think of undergoing a root canal treatment. But, what if the tooth has already been filled or has already undergone root canal and still the patient feels the pain? There are a number of reasons that might cause this pain to persist even after the cavity has been filled. Let us take a look at these one by one and make sure that the dentist does not make these minor mistakes while treating our teeth.

  • Lack of Bonding of the Dental Fill

One thing that is most important before a cavity is being filled is that the tooth needs to be cleaned thoroughly and should be dry before that paste is applied on it. There should be even a hair like space present between the tooth and the filling. This space is enough to let in external stimulations to enter in and affect the pulp from within.

  • Galvanism

This is the rarest and the least observed after effect of a filling or a root canal. It occurs if there are two kinds of metals present in the mouth. This might be due to a silver cap placed on a root reacting to a cavity filling that contains another metal. The reaction causes an electric charge and thus results into a pain like the one felt while having a sensitive tooth.

  • Infection in the Pulp Tissue

This might happen if the bacteria that decayed the tooth already reached the pulp inside. This might have been missed out by the dentist and thus caused pain after the filling was placed. Another thing that could have happened is that the bacteria might have almost reached the pulp and the pulp might have got infected only after the filling was done.

These might be the three main reasons that might be causing the pain even after you have gone through a proper dental treatment. Thus, it is important for doctors to be extra careful while treating a patient with a cavity in the tooth. It is the duty of the dentist to make sure that every minute area on and around the decayed tooth is cleaned before the cavity is being filled or the tooth is to be covered using a metal cap.

Mangan Dental Group - Dr. Steve Mangan
2011 North Van Buren Street, Little Rock, AR 72207

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  • Ideas shared by you are really innovative.AS a dentist, I would suggest that when you have a large cavity or filling, the tooth (nerve) may die over time and you will have a lot of discomfort when you chew - if this is the case, you need a root canal.  Finally, sometimes when a filling is very deep, it irritates the nerve of the tooth and if this does not go away over 2 weeks to a month it is probably time for a root canal.  Next step is to go back to your dentist ASAP.  Good Luck.

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