Difficulty Eating after Cavity Fillings

Discussion in 'Dental Restoration' started by Simic, May 10, 2018.

  1. Simic


    May 10, 2018
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    I recently went to my local dentist and was told I had a few cavities in the upper right side of my teeth. It's been two days since she filled them and I'm having some trouble eating. Whenever I chew on my right side, if I put too much pressure on the teeth or if I chew something that becomes very sandy/grainy, it'll get caught in my teeth and cause an annoying, sharp pain. Is this normal? Will this go away in a few days? Or did my dentist mess up somehow? Thanks for the help :)
    Simic, May 10, 2018
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  2. Simic

    MattKW Verified Dentist

    Mar 18, 2018
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    Go back and check it up. It sounds like you might've had cavities between your teeth, and sometimes it can be difficult to make the contacts tight again.
    MattKW, May 11, 2018
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  3. Simic


    Oct 13, 2017
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    Avoid any hard, chewy, or sticky foods after a dental filling for up to two weeks. If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity you may also benefit from avoiding hot or cold drinks and foods. There is no need to wait to brush your teeth after a dental filling. You can continue brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. Hope it helps.
    Uptown101, May 12, 2018
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