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How does it take for your mouth to adjust to new fillings?

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How long does it take for your mouth to adjust to new fillings? Especially if one had composite fillings overflowed an stuck to gum causing irritation for 2 weeks
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Dental
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Dentist: Dr. Behere, Dentist replied 3 years ago
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Hello,

Thanks for putting up your question on Just Answer.

If the fillings are perfectly done, then you should get used to them is less than 24 hours. You shouldn't even notice that they are there after a day or two.

But if there is a problem:

  • Decay is completely removed
  • Excessively deep filling
  • Improperly contoured (like in your case)

then your mouth will never really get used to them. They will have to be professionally re-done.

Hope this answers your question. Feel free to contact me again for more information. Please leave a positive rating for me if this answer has helped you. I do not get credit for it otherwise.

Good Luck !

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Dr. Behere

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Can it cause this problem even though the tooth below it was removed and it's not touching anything else in my mouth?
Dentist: Dr. Behere, Dentist replied 3 years ago

Hello,

Yes it can still cause a problem. Fillings need to be contoured not only to have perfect contracts with opposite teeth, but also within the tooth and with the adjacent teeth.

Hope this answers your question. Feel free to contact me again for more information. Please leave a positive rating for me if this answer has helped you. I do not get credit for it otherwise.

Good Luck !

Regards,
Dr. Behere

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Is oil pulling good to do?
Dentist: Dr. Behere, Dentist replied 3 years ago

Hello,

Im sorry I do not understand your reply. Did you mean to say "oil pulling" or something else?

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Dr. Behere

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Oil pulling with coconut oil is it good to do in your mouth?
Dentist: Dr. Behere, Dentist replied 3 years ago

Hello,

No it will not help. Please don't try such home remedies, see a dentist .

Hope this answers your question. Feel free to contact me again for more information. Please leave a positive rating for me if this answer has helped you. I do not get credit for it otherwise.

Good Luck !

Regards,
Dr. Behere

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