Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sensitive tooth after treatment?

Sometimes patients have sensitivity after having a filling or a crown done and we want you to know this is normal. Once the treatment is completed,the patient is asked if everything feels normal. Since patients are typically numb, it can be hard to tell if the bite feels normal or natural. To help combat this the Doctor always uses a bite marking piece of paper to be sure your bite is normal. However, sometimes it takes for the numbing to wear off before the patient notices it doesn't feel right and they're having sensitivity in that area. This means the patient needs to come back for an adjustment on that tooth to make sure the filling isn't too high, causing aching.

If several adjustments are made and the tooth is still causing sensitivity there may be something else going on with the tooth. Sometimes if a really large filling was placed, the tooth may actually need a crown. If a crown was placed, an x-ray may need to be taken to make sure the tooth is healthy. If the tooth is not healthy, it may need a root canal. Prior to recommending a root canal, Glacier Dental will try/recommend other options to help with the sensitivity.

If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity after an appointment, please do not hesitate to call our office at 920-235-3251 for a free adjustment appointment. We want to be sure you are as comfortable as possible!

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