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Sensitivity after getting a composite filling

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Posted by: bigbite  (9 years ago)
Hi all!

Three weeks ago, I got composite fillings on 2 upper molars and on a lower molar. The cavities were just small and they were not that deep. Since I got them, I have had nothing but problems. All of them hurt when I chew. The dentist said, the fillings were way too high and he adjusted my bite. It helped for a few days, but now whenever I bite down on something the teeth hurt so bad. They are are even sensitive to cold drinks/foods now and I also feel pain when I breath in cold air. What can I do? Is it normal to have sensitivity for a few weeks after getting a composite filling? Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Posted by: techbro  (9 years ago)
Hello Bigbite!

It is normal to experience some sensitivity after having composites done because these are technique sensitive. If you do not see any improvement in a couple of days or weeks, go back to your dentist and have him/her check your occlusion.
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Posted by: icepop  (9 years ago)
Try changing your toothpaste to sensitivity toothpaste. You may want to go back to the dentist to have your bite checked again
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