Deep cavity filled and it's killing me! :/
I just got a deep cavity on a top molar filled this morning and as soon as the novocaine wore off a few hours later I was in pain. I've had plenty of cavities filled, even plenty of root canals (sadly ha) and I don't remember ever having pain like this. My mouth is a little sore, and my tooth is really sensitive to cold things, which is normal, but what I don't think is normal is this: every once in a while (sometimes every 5 minutes, sometimes every 1/2 hour, it depends) out of nowhere I will get a sharp shooting pain in the nerve. It makes my entire face flinch. It lasts about 3 seconds and goes away, but it seems to happen for no reason at all.. I was reading about bite issues but all of the times this has happened I haven't been doing anything (not eating, not talking, nothing). I called my dentist and he told me to take some Motrin.. is this normal? I feel like it isn't!