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IS YOUR DENTAL FILLING TOO HIGH?

How dentist knows whether the dental filling is too high?

At the end of making dental filling dentist inserts between the teeth colorfull piece of paper at which the patient bites and tells if the filling appears to be too high. If previously analgesic injection was administered patient with much more difficulty tells whether the filling is too high. This can be the reason why patient often at home  finds out that filling isn’t good articulated. This results in biting together sooner in one side of dental arch.

What problems might arise from high filling?

Tooth is supported with bone and a thin layer of tissue called the periodontal ligament. High dental filling exerts an increased force against supporting surrounding tissues, which can cause damage to the periodontal ligament. There arises inflammation, which is known as acute apical periodontitis, which is reflected with it’s symptoms. Inflamed periodontal ligament is extended, and inflammation causes pain. There may also be problems with the jaw joint.

How to treat symptoms?

First of all it is necessary to remove the cause of the pain. Filling is needed to be reduced and occlusion recheck. The procedure is quick and painless, but pain eventually disappear by itselve. Periodontal ligament needs some time to cure, which may take from 1 to 14 days, depending on the stress which is exerted on the tissue. If pain after 14 days still insist, it is good to visit a dentist for another check up.  

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