Causes of Pain

1. Nerve irritation during filling 2. Deep cavity or decay 3. High-filling or bite issues 4. Infection or inflammation

Tips for Relief

1. Over-the-counter painkillers 2. Applying cold compress 3. Avoiding hot and cold drinks 4. Soft food and gentle chewing

When to Call the Dentist

1. Severe or persistent pain 2. Pain when biting down 3. Swelling or fever 4. Bleeding or discharge from the tooth

Treatment Options

1. Adjusting filling or bite 2. Root canal therapy 3. Antibiotics for infection 4. Tooth extraction in rare cases

Prevention Tips

1. Good oral hygiene 2. Regular dental check-ups 3. Treating cavities early 4. Using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash

Common Myths

1. Pain means the filling was done wrong 2. Pain always requires extraction 3. Pain will go away on its own 4. Pain is a normal part of filling