pain with pressure
I had a white filling replaced about a month ago. The old one had chipped a bit and there was a cavity there again. The dentist replaced it with a white one again. It was not a large filling.
It feels fine now, not sensitive to cold or hot. But if I eat anything hard or crunchy it hurts. I have read that sometimes tiny air bubbles can form in the filling and can cause this type of pain and it will resolve with time. I have no other symptoms. No pain at all if I'm not chewing something. And my gum looks healthy.
Any ideas? Should I just wait a bit? Or should I go back?
I have an insane fear of the dentist, and I'm fearful of him even messing around with it. Or saying the dreaded word of extraction or root canal!!!