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Bite adjustment

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Posted by: brainsnbeauty  (7 years ago)

I had a a cavity on my back molar which was filled about a week ago. Since then, I had a lot of pain and sensitivity. My bite feels off. I called the dentist's office and they said most likely the filling is too high and I will be needing some bite adjustment.

What happens during bite adjustment? Is it a long procedure and will it hurt?

I would be grateful for your answers.
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Posted by: scarface34  (7 years ago)

The dentist uses a particular paper to check your bite. The paper leaves mark where the filling is high. The dentist will then grind down the part of the filling that is too high with the drill. It's a quick and painless procedure.
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Posted by: imshakira  (7 years ago)
Adjusting a bite does not hurt a bit. The dentist will ask you to bite on an articulating paper. He/She then checks the marks on the paper and grinds the filling down if it is indeed high.