Review Patient Concerns (Scenario 3)
Q: How long will my tooth hurt after a filling?
A: Every patient is different, and it can depend on the treatment performed. In most cases, symptoms will improve within a few days or weeks. It can take up to eight weeks for the acute inflammation to subside. If you are still experiencing symptoms months after the treatment, it is possible that the tooth was unable to recover properly and chronic inflammation set in, requiring further treatment. Patients with inflammatory medical conditions or autoimmune diseases may experience prolonged healing time and increase symptoms during the healing phase.