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Bite problem with a filling

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Patient
Posted by: thedrummer  (9 years ago)
Good day to all!

I've developed a small cavity on my upper left first premolar and I had it filled two months ago. For two weeks everything was fine. On the third week, I began to notice the tooth's sensitivity to biting down. I went back to the dentist and he adjusted the bite. However the bite adjustment did not solve it. It still aches when I bite down. It is not sensitive to hot and cold though. What should be done with this? Should I ask them to redo the filling? Please help.

Thank you very much.
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It sounds like you had a composite restoration. A composite restoration is sometimes sensitive to biting after placement. This can last for a period of a few days, sometimes a few weeks and on occasion a few months. If it is only sensitive to biting the chances are it will eventually resolve without any further treatment. It should not be sensitive to biting unless you're actually chewing on something. If it hurts when you're not chewing food then it may require a further bite adjustment.

Good luck!
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: thedrummer  (9 years ago)
Dear Doc Brad,

Yes, what I've got was a composite filling. It hurts only when I chew. I am glad to hear that the sensitivity will heal on it's own. Thanks a lot for your answer!
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Posted by: laurice  (9 years ago)
Hello,

Make sure you are not putting too much force on any teeth. Have this checked with your dentist. Bite adjustments are done in more than one visit.
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