Why is my tooth now sensitive after I got a filling done yesterday?

There are two main reasons why you can feel some discomfort after getting a filling done by your dentist. A tooth is a living organ. All vital teeth have a nerve and blood supply. After any dental procedure, a tooth may need time to heal. The deeper the restoration, the closer the filling gets to the nerve inside the tooth, and the less insulation there is for the nerve. Moderately deep fillings will generally become less sensitive over a couple of weeks. A tooth with a very deep restoration may never get better and may require a root canal. Another common reason for post-operative sensitivity is that the bite is high and it is causing trauma to the tooth. In that case, you will need to consult your dentist to have the bite adjusted.

If you experience prolonged discomfort please contact your local New Westminster dentist Dr. Doug Lovely today.