Owwwww...help help help. Here's my story: I just got two wisdom teeth pulled (upper and lower) on one side of my face. The lower tooth had been pushing into a cavity in the tooth next to it, so after I had healed a bit from the wisdom teeth I went back in today to get that cavity filled.
It was a pretty deep cavity so he gave me the novocaine shots then drilled for a good long time, then filled it with the silver amalgamated filling.
The novocaine just wore off and I am in unbelievable pain. It's just located at that tooth (not radiating to my ear or neck) but it seems far more painful than I ever remember it being. I have a really high pain tolerance, but this is almost making me weep. I just took two aspirin but no change.
Is this normal? Could it be a reaction to the filling? Or did he maybe hit the nerve or something? Will it fade? I am supposed to go back in tomorrow but am debating about calling the emergency number. Any help would be so appreciated.
i recently had a very deep filling done.
the dentist told me that it was almost to the nerve.
he said to give it a week, if it hadn't "settled"(become pain-free), by then, he was going to have to go back in and do a root-canal.
after 2 painful days it's now fine.
i personally find ibuprofen is far more effective than aspirin for toothache.
or paracetamol/codeine is good too.
Thanks for the message...I took some Panadol (prescribed for the wisdom tooth pain but I never took them) and it alleviated it some. I'm just glad to know someone else is in the same boat. Not that I want anyone else in pain...you know what I'm saying...
Hi there. Sorry to hear you are in pain. Take the Advil, as suggested, as opposed to anything else. It has an anti-inflammatory property, as you may know. What has happened is that your cavity was most likely very deep and your dentist may have aggravated the nerve as a result of drilling near the pulp cavity. If you feel this way tomorrow, go back and ask them to re-assess the tooth. They will probably do a bite adjust, (just in case)and a possible open and drain, as it is called to relieve the pain. This is the start of a root canal, and it will help your discomfort. the only other alternative to the root canal is extraction. Kind of a poor prognosis, but there you go! Hope you feel better!