- Aug 13, 2014
How long does it take for teeth to settle down after a large filling? I had three fillings done a week ago, all on the lower left side. Back two molars were do-overs of previous fillings because decay had started around the edges. Both are large fillings. I've noticed pain when I chew on that side -- especially hard or crunchy foods --and it also hurts some when I try to floss around the very back molar. I don't know if that is to be expected or if my new dentist did not do the fillings properly.