Pain After Gum Abfraction Filling

I suffer from receding gums & had a filling inserted yesterday for an abfraction. However, the pain is still quite bad.... How long does it take for the nerve to stop being sensitive? Or is this a sign that the filling was done incorrectly? What should I do?

Reply:

It may take a little while to see if the filling will help your sensitivity. Sensitivity is when a tooth reacts and then recovers pretty quickly pain is when your tooth aches. In either case you should eventually notice improvement after a filling. Pain that persists should be evaluated by your dentist.

If the filling was deep it could take longer than if it was shallow. You could use some fluoride rinse or gel to improve sensitivity but if the problem continues or worsens you should call your dentist.

Thanks for writing,
~Shelly

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