I had dental bonding done a few weeks ago. One was for a cavity, but the rest was for chipped teeth and a gap. I’ve had increasing pain ever since, especially when I bite down. I called the office and they said it is just a matter of me adjusting to the feel over time. Why is it getting worse?
As you can see from the picture above, dental bonding can be a great solution for cosmetic procedures. In the hands of a skilled cosmetic dentist, they can restore a beautiful smile.
I’m uncomfortable with your dentist telling you that you’ll just get used to it. First, when done right, it should feel just like your natural healthy teeth. The procedure is designed to help restore the missing tooth structure. If the bonding was done properly it wouldn’t be causing any pain.
Even if there was initial pain and irritation from the procedure, the pain would be getting better not worse, which is what you are currently experiencing.
The likely problem is your filling is seated too high. This would explain the pain when you bite. Your teeth are hitting together too soon. Your dentist should have called you in to do adjustments. It likely means he has to file them down just a bit.
Never Ignore Pain
Pain should never be ignored. There are quite a few reasons why there could be pain. In addition to the filling being seated too high, there still could be decay under the filling. It could also mean there is a crack in the tooth or any other number of things.
My point is, your dentist is wrong for ignoring it. You need to go back and insist he finds out what the underlying problem is and once he does, he needs to fix it.
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