What can a tooth ache after filling?
Finally, you decide to visit the dentist and cure caries. But the problems did not go away: the pain still does not give you peace. Is it normal? And what to do in this case?
When is the pain normal?
In general, tooth treatment is an intervention in its tissue, that is, in fact, a mini-operation. And it is quite likely that the body can react to such manipulations with pain. Even with the treatment of superficial caries, discomfort may occur, everything will depend on the sensitivity of your teeth (some react even to minimal interventions, such as mechanical cleaning).
If there was an average caries or deep, then the pain is all the more justified, since the instruments of the dentist in the process of cleaning the carious cavity were probably located next to the soft tissues of the tooth - the pulp. As a result, she was irritated, and such irritation could be transmitted to the nerve endings. In this case, the pain will be stronger and longer.
If the specialist performed nerve removal, the pain will appear in any case, since this manipulation is associated with a mechanical effect on soft tissues, and coarse.
In fact, neurovascular bundles were severed. In addition, the dentist could slightly loosen the tooth in the process of cleaning the canals, and then the gum, which has a lot of nerve endings, could have been injured. And if after the introduction of an anesthetic drug you did not feel anything, then after the cessation of its effect, the pain will be felt and stored for a while until the healing process is completed.
But how to understand that everything is in order? By the nature of the pain. Normally, it should not be sharp and sharp. Discomfort most often occurs when the tooth is exposed to: pressing on it, chewing hard food, eating cold or hot food, inhaling cold air and so on.
There may also be aching pain. But such sensations should not last longer than two weeks after the treatment of surface or medium caries and for longer than a month, provided that they affect the nerves.
How to understand that something is wrong?
Why does the tooth ache after filling, and quite a long time? Such pain is a signal that the dentist made a mistake, or there were some complications.
Causes of pain after sealing may be as follows:
- Non-compliance with the dentist's main important rules for the treatment of caries or pulpitis. In fact, the work of a specialist is complex and consists of several stages. First you need to open the cavity of the tooth, then clean it well and process it with an antiseptic, then dry it, and then fill it with a filling material. And if at one of the stages even the slightest mistake was made, it will certainly lead to complications in the form of pain. For example, a specialist could not dry out or dry out the cavity. And in fact, and in another case, the filling material is not fixed normally, because of which the fabric will constantly be affected, which will certainly lead to their irritation. If the seal has been set unsuccessfully, then bacteria can penetrate through it. And when they multiply caries will develop again, affecting deeper parts of the tooth. In addition, the dentist may make mistakes when filling the canals. So, if the material comes out of the root, it will touch the soft tissues and, probably, will cause their inflammation. Because of this, periodontitis or even a cyst can develop.In addition, patients undergoing treatment in public poorly equipped clinics often face such a problem as overheating of the tooth due to the lack of cooling devices. The cause of pain can be and the outlet of the filling for the plane of the tooth. In general, mistakes can be made many, and each of them can lead to complications.
- Incorrectly diagnosed. For example, if a dentist diagnosed moderate or deep caries and did not notice that the nerves are also affected, then he certainly will not touch them. As a result, the pathological process in them will continue, which will lead to inflammation - pulpitis.
- Allergic reaction to the filling. Although modern, safe and hypoallergenic materials are used in dental practice, no one is immune from their individual intolerance. And if your body simply does not accept the seal, it will begin to reject it, and this will provoke the development of inflammation.
- Failure to follow doctor's recommendations. Full hardening of the filling material requires at least two to three hours after the end of treatment. In this period, you can not eat.And if the patient does not take this into account and starts the meal earlier, then the filling will be damaged, deformed and will probably touch the surrounding tissues of the tooth.
How to be?
What to do if after treatment of caries or pulpitis a toothache? First of all, calm down and appreciate the nature of the pain. If it is not strong and occurs only with thermal or mechanical effects, then you just have to wait until all the tissues have healed. In addition, it is necessary to protect the sealed tooth, then the process is completed faster.
If pain gives you discomfort, you can alleviate your condition and take an anesthetic drug, for example, Nurofen, Pentalgin, Tempalgin, Baralgin and so on.
If such funds do not work, then on the recommendation of a doctor, use stronger ones: “Ketans”, “Nise”. You can also rinse the mouth with a solution of baking soda, decoction of chamomile or propolis.
What if the tooth hurts for a long time (more than a month) and the pain only intensifies? Contact the dentist who performed the treatment immediately. Ask him to take an x-ray to identify complications and their causes. If something is wrong, then the specialist is obliged to correct his mistakes, and to do it absolutely free.
It remains only to add that moderate and short-term pain after tooth treatment is a variant of the norm. But if they are strong and long lasting, then this should be a reason for re-applying to a dentist.
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