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After gettin a filling for a huge hole terrible pain, please help

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Old 06-09-2002, 06:59 PM   #1
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Red face After gettin a filling for a huge hole terrible pain, please help

Please I need some help, the dentist is closed and I'm freaking out because of the pain.

I had huge holes in each of the lower back teeth. I don't know the number but it is the one before the last one, the second biggest on both sites if this even matters. Anyway he said he would go for restoration and if it didn't work out I would have to get root canal 8.....(

He put fillings in both of the teeth and after I had a full dental cleaning too. The one with the deepest hole, 65% destroyed and deep, seemed like there was gum flesh grown inside the hole. Now 3 days after the operation I have extreme pain in this tooth (there is no swelling though) but the other has no pain whatsoever.I eat something and the pain haunts me for hours. Painkillers don't do nothing for this pain. Feels like electro shocks 15000 volts. Like waves of pain that blow you away and tears come up and spit flows out of the mouth.

Please please is this normal or should I go back to the dentist? I know he will do the root canal and kill me so please tell me that this is normal and I have nothing to worry about.

Is there anything I can do to effectively reduce the pain so I can at least sleep? Please MSN me because I need help this is driving me crazy...


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Old 06-10-2002, 06:04 PM   #2
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I would give it a few more days to settle down, if it continues you may need a root canal. My strongest advice is to have an endodontist do this, DO NOT let the dentist do it no matter how much he insists!The endo's do it all the time, they have the training, expertise and equipment to do it properly.

Old 06-11-2002, 11:19 AM   #3
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Holy cow, Sven, I'm only just reading your post now, so I hope you are still with us! I don't know what to tell you about this, but IMHO this degree of pain seems extroadinary. I hope your dentist's office is open now and that you will please contact them immediately. Otherwise, if the pain is as bad as you say, (and why would I doubt you) see if they at least have an emergency line or on-call dentist or go to the emergency room at the hospital if you can't tolerate it. I'm wincing here thinking about your pain! A root canal is no fun, but yeesh, no one should have to bear the kind of pain that you are enduring in this day and age.
Please let us know how you are doing!

Old 06-11-2002, 03:04 PM   #4
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Sometimes gases are generated or trapped when a very large filling [or root canal] is performed, esp. if there was any infection present. The gas presses on the surrounding tissue which presses on a nerve and excruciating pain results.

This happens fairly often ~ 10%-15% of the time with root canal. Your dentist or specialist should be able to diagnose and fix this easily. BTW, the "fix" may require drilling and refilling to relieve the gas/pressure.

Good luck,

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