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Hi, since the extraction was over 12 days ago and the site is healing, according to your dentist
, then the tooth is probably reacting to the new restoration
that was placed earlier.Sensitivity
to biting and chewing and sensitivity to hot or cold foods are the things that you should be looking out for!
If it is sensitive to biting or chewing then your dentist can first try adjusting your bite so that the occlusion
is not traumatic.
If it sensitive to temperature and the symptoms disappear within seconds after the cold/hot stimulation then the rebound reaction of your nerve is considered ok and the tooth should calm down over time. If however, the temperature sensitivity lingers for several minutes or so or wakes you at night then you need to see your dentist for a pulp
test to determine the health of the nerve. If the pain
lingers (poor rebound reaction) then a root canal
may be in your future.
If the restoration was deep then it could take some time for it to calm down. It could take as long as 2-3 months for a nerve to calm down as long as you feel it is getting better. If it is getting worse over time or shows no improvement then you would have to go back to the dentist for an evaluation.
Does all this make sense to you?
Does Advil/Tylenol take care of your discomfort?