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Old 01-11-2007, 01:35 PM   #1
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Deep composite filling pain

I had a deep composite filling done 3 weeks ago. It was actually filled 2 or 3 years ago before by another dentist. But I'm seeing a new dentist and he wanted to fill it again because he said it was starting to chip. It's pretty deep, but still a little tooth left before the nerve.

Also there was accually a new cavity on the other side of the same tooth. I'm not sure if they joined the fillings together or not. The first time it was filled years ago, I remember it being sore for a week or less. But not this bad. Right now its been 3 weeks and all the teeth around it feel sore or swollen. Its not reall bad, but if I eat on it they get worse, Then the pain goes back down to where it is all the time, after 2 to 4 hours. It has not gotten any worse overall since it was filled. It's not sensative to cold or hot.

Do i just need to give it more time? I worry about it though, and it bothers me. It's the tooth next to my wisdom tooth on the top side so there is a lot of nerves up there. (I'm 27 years old)

 
Old 01-24-2007, 08:41 AM   #2
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Re: Deep composite filling pain

Hi,

I'm not sure if I'm too late, but I wanted to tell you what my experience has been. I always have pain for about a month after any kind of filling. When it first happened I went to the dentist repeatedly, but she could never find anything wrong. The second time it happened I went to another dentist for a second opinion, but he couldn't find anything wrong either. Eventually, the pain goes away and everything is fine. It just takes my teeth a while to "settle down."

I've talked to other people who have dentists who tell them it must be a root problem and then talk them into a root canal, but don't find anything once they "go in." I'd wait rather than jump into any new procedures.

Hope that helps! Good luck!

 
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