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Old 12-07-2009, 10:46 PM   #1
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Excruciating Pain Months After Composite Filling

I needed to get a few cavities filled at once. The one on the bottom actually hurt quite a bit to drill and I ended up just sitting through it, it was awful. The Dentist used that white composite tooth-like filling. There were two teeth which ended up causing me an issue after the procedure, the molar on the bottom that hurt while drilling, and the molar on top directly above it on the left side of my mouth. Both Molars. They were perfectly on top of one another.

The top one a day later already had some searing pain on the gumline but not the actual tooth. The bottom tooth had this spot in the center of it that was almost a crevice that I could stick my nail into and I could feel the nerve almost. It was painful to push on it or tap it etc.

I went back to my dentist to tell her about my pain because now it has gone on for over 6 weeks. When I went in she took X-rays and couldn't find anything wrong. To me it seems obvious what is wrong, the filling on the bottom needs to be redone and the top one and the bottom one are too high so they keep hitting each other. The problem causes lots of pain though, since the momentum of my entire mouth closes shut so those two teeth hit each other first and it causes them to push back up into my gumline.

3 weeks later on Saturday I all of a sudden get more pain than I was sadly getting used to. It was always hurting, but this was different, it was extremely severe, and within hours I was calling it excruciating. I was in tears and finally had to contact my dentist. She couldn't do anything and basically didn't believe me, as she wasn't able to fix my teeth the last time I was in. I had an appointment to see her the next week but couldn't wait until then. On Sunday I was still in so much pain and she called in a pain medicine which didn't help at all and caused me nasty nausea. I was taking the pain medicine so I could eat, but it wasn't helping me eat, so I was taking more pain medication and before I knew it I was losing my mind in this world of sick pain.

Finally Monday rolled around and they made an appointment for me to see them at 2 but I couldn't wait and my roommate took me there earlier so by 10:30AM I am sitting in a chair. The doctor numbed me and finally, FINALLY, I felt a smidgen of relief. He fixed the uneven bite and then sent me off, even though I told him that the cavity hurt to the touch.

Now my mouth hurts almost as much as before, maybe the uneven bite is fixed and the top and bottom molars aren't pressing against each other but the pain is still there. I don't think that any pain medication should ever be necessary with a routine procedure, and considering that I don't cry easily and all I've been doing is crying is pretty awful plus I'm taking the maximum amount of meds and there is no relief! If it didn't cost so much I would go to the E.R. but I've decided to wait until the morning and I'm going back to my dentist office and telling them to remove the filling on the bottom and put in the regular metal filling.

I know it's stupid to keep going to them, but I just feel like they need to at least know what is wrong and they need to see it fixed so it doesn't happen to someone else. Which brings me to my question, does ANYONE have a clue how I could be in this much pain if it's not an infection? And what am I supposed to do? My dentist who caused all of this wants to send me to a nerve specialist dentist but I just don't see why she doesn't just take out the fillings and redo them.

 
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