What if my new filling is sensitive?
We are committed to conservative treatment. That means we only want to do what must be done. Sensitivity after having dental work is very common. We are as gentle as possible, but remember, numbing and removing decay and old, failing fillings is traumatic. Mild sensitivity can linger for as long as six months. It always makes sense to have us re-check your bite too, even though you don’t think that will make a big difference, it often is an almost magical resolve. Until we see you, it is usually good to take an over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil or Aleve. These drugs don’t just relieve pain but reduce inflammation. Only take these if you have no contra-indications or after consulting your dentist or physician. Use for only short duration until the issue can be resolved. Again, our goal is to keep your treatment needs and expenses to a minimum.