- Apr 12, 2022
Hi, I'm new here and am really nervous about dental work even though I've had a lot done. Recently I had part of a filling fall out, and my dentist cleaned out all of the filling and put in a new one. I had zero pain before going in to get the filling redone. It's been a week and my tooth is still slightly sore when I bite down hard, but it otherwise does not hurt when I'm not biting on it. I asked the dentist and he said the filling was not close to the nerve although it did reach the dentin layer. Is this lingering pain normal?