Pain post tooth filling

Q. I’ve just had a filling – there was decay under an existing filling (spotted via X-Ray) and some of the original filling had to be removed to remove the decay underneath and then place new filling on top. It has been 18 hours since the filling and I am still very sore. Is this normal? It’s 4am in the morning and I cannot sleep because of the pain/soreness. I could not brush over the recently filled area before going to bed either as it felt very sore/sensitive. I have had fillings before and cannot remember the pain post-filling lasting this long. Thank you

A. Thanks for your questions, I am sorry to hear that you are suffering. I would advise that you return to your dentist at your earliest convenience to have the filling checked, as it is keeping you awake. It is possible that the filling may just need some slight adjustments, but I would encourage you to have it checked.
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