question for Jennifer
Jennifer, you've been a big help to me and others on here as you seem to know what you are talking about when it comes to dental problems. I have a question that I think needs clarification on:
I had a deep filling about 2 months ago that I'm still experiencing pain and sensitivity with off and on. While reading through some of the posts and also online, it says if sensitivity to hot or cold is experienced, it should go away when the hot or cold is removed. I don't know what that means. When I check my tooth with very hot or very cold water, yeah I get that initial *ouch!* as soon as it touches my tooth, and when I swallow the water to get if off the tooth, that ouch feeling stops but there is a slight achy feeling for a little bit afterwards. Is this normal? I guess I expect it to immediately feel just perfectly fine, and it doesn't, at least not right away, but it's not that throbbing ohmyGod jolt you get when it first touches the tooth, it's more a somewhat achy feeling that just goes away. Is this a normal feeling? Is this a silly question? Everything I read it says 'normal for tooth to be sensitive when exposed to very hot or very cold but sensitivity should stop when stimulus is removed', which I guess it does, but it's like when someone pinches you and then stops, the pinch itself hurts while they're doing it, and as soon as they let go the pinching pain stops but you still feel the aftereffects for a bit.
Sometimes just asking someone on here is a whole lot more comforting and clear than reading it online somewhere. Thanks so much.
Last edited by kellie2; 06-27-2006 at 10:38 AM.