Why do tooth colored fillings tend to be sensitive afterwards?
There are a number of chemical components that make up a composite filling and a very specific technique is adhered to for their placement. Although all dentists are well versed in placing composite fillings, some patients do experience post-operative discomfort. Whether the discomfort is related to chemical sensitivity or related to the technique used is unknown. At our office, we commonly place a desensitizing solution on the tooth prior to placing a composite filling.