A tooth filling is a general dentistry technique of scrubbing the decay from the tooth and filling it with porcelain, gold, silver, or any other amalgam. It is quite possible to face tooth sensitivity after the tooth filling procedure which gets resolved in a few days or weeks and it is prudent to avoid things that cause sensitivity. But in case the discomfort increases and leads to acute pain, that precedes fever, swelling, or puffiness, you should contact our Dentist in Arlington. Simply Call at: (571) 210 4747.
Reasons & Cures to Sensitivity
- Easing Exasperating Nerve: Usually, tooth sensitivity is short-termed as the procedure of tooth filling causes irritation of nerve inside the tooth. The nerve is protected by two-layer outlining the tooth i.e., Enamel and Cementum, but some intense procedure may lead to unpleasant sensations. With proper care as advised by our dentist, the soreness will subside and you won’t be able to distinguish between your original tooth and the filled ones.
- Correcting Bite Alignment: Rarely does it happens that the fillings lined are elevated that causes more effort to bite. But if it does the dentist will check the bite and smoothen the high points to ease the discomfort.
- Pulpitis: This is a kind of inflammation of tooth pulp deep within, which usually doesn’t occur in minor tooth fillings in Washington DC. In case it occurs, our dentist will restore it with a new filling or opt for root canal therapy. All you need to do is take antibiotics prescribed by our dentist to avoid any bacterial infection.
Proper tooth care as prescribed by the dentist involves regular floss and use of desensitizing toothpaste which will cure the post-filling sensitivity. We have incredible dentists providing the best tooth fillings in Washington DC and also cure extreme tooth sensitivity if occurred after the procedure. For appointments and inquiries about our veneers, Invisalign, dental implants, and other general and pediatric dentistry services, Simply Call at: (571) 210 4747.