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Old 02-23-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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Tooth pain after fillings and replacement fillings, need help!

I got five not very deep fillings done at the end of last year with composite, white material. All the fillings in my mouth are white and I never experienced problems with that in the past. After the work, my teeth never stopped aching, and it hurt too much to chew on them.

I got three adjustments, and some of the initial tension at night subsided but all the other symptoms (not being able to bite down without pain, sensitivity, etc) persisted. I also started wearing a night guard, and when there was no way it could be the bite or an adjustment issue, got x-rays - and nothing looked wrong to the dentist. Also - the cavities, according the dentist, weren't close to a nerve.

So after all the adjustments and no relieve, the dentist replaced the 3 fillings on the bottom using a different bonding method and supposedly a desensitizing agent. That was over 2 weeks ago, and the teeth are just as bad.

Pain to cold and hot.
Pain when biting down, or tapping with pressure on the affected teeth.
Aching, especially at night.

I use sensodyne toothpaste and ibuprofen, but it doesn't help.

The dentist has no idea why it hurts, but I can't even eat on that side of my mouth, so it's been a nightmare for over 2 months now.

These teeth didn't hurt at all to bite down when I just had the original cavities.

What could possibly still cause this that wouldn't show up on the x-rays?

And what would affect all 5 teeth, with 3 of them getting replacement fillings and the issue persisting?

 
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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Re: Tooth pain after fillings and replacement fillings, need help!

If the fillings are not deep, then it can't be hurting because it is close to the dentin or nerve and causing pain. I think it is a good thing to put a filling material in fillings that have a desensitizing agent. I believe there are different types of composite fillings (white). Maybe you are allergic? Maybe the fillings were not done well/not bonded well, bad material and are maybe loose or something? Sometimes a nerve can be dying even though there is no cavities and everything looks fine. I bet there can be many reasons why teeth feel pain like that. You just need to find out the one reason why. I suggest to get second opinion at this point. 2 months would be long enough for me to go with pain. I have a tooth with a composite filling that is painful every so often when I bite that the dentist said looked fine and made a mess trying different things to relieve the pain. I have to get a second opinion also. I think mine might be "leaking" or loose. I have dealt with that pain for 2 months also. The treatment made from the dentist trying to relieve the pain has caused more pain and it now has been 3 weeks after this treatment. I personally think that maybe getting another opinion would be good- heck get a few. I think you shouldn't do anything more to your mouth until you find the problem. Note that some dentists aren't as thorough as others. Find a dentist that will take the time to do a thorough exam. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:30 PM   #3
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Re: Tooth pain after fillings and replacement fillings, need help!

So to clarify for the first question: I originally had cavities, that weren't too deep, so I got the fillings and that's when the problems started. We did all the steps possible - adjustments, etc. , checked new xrays - and since it was persisting we replaced 3 of the problem fillings since he didn't know what else to try and put in a desensitizer and used a different bonding method - problem persisted.

I know I might have to get other opinions but I don't have insurance and this dentist seems very thorough and deals with more serious procedures all the time, like root canals, implants, etc. Also, the fillings always look good and he is really checking the xrays for any issues.

Like the last user said, perhaps there's issues with the nerves that cannot be seen? But in all five teeth? When they didn't have problems before the fillings?

Can fillings not too close to the nerve cause nerve damage anyway? It's so confusing and I feel like I might spend a fortune getting other opinions who don't have a solution either.

I'm calling my dentist back tomorrow and asking about a specialist or something, but in the mean time - if ANYONE has had these multiple filling issues and had it resolved - please tell me your experience and what the problem / solution was. Thanks...

 
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:42 AM   #4
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Re: Tooth pain after fillings and replacement fillings, need help!

How is everything going? Did you find out the problem causing the pain?
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:03 PM   #5
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Re: Tooth pain after fillings and replacement fillings, need help!

Did you ever find relief? I'm having this exact issue! I'm going in to replace my fillings that I just got a week ago. I'm also in severe pain, can't bite, have to drink warm water. I didn't have this pain either before getting fillings.

 
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