It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Dental Health Message Board

Deep composite filling pain

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-11-2007, 01:35 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Austin
Posts: 4
Tman7 HB User
Deep composite filling pain

I had a deep composite filling done 3 weeks ago. It was actually filled 2 or 3 years ago before by another dentist. But I'm seeing a new dentist and he wanted to fill it again because he said it was starting to chip. It's pretty deep, but still a little tooth left before the nerve.

Also there was accually a new cavity on the other side of the same tooth. I'm not sure if they joined the fillings together or not. The first time it was filled years ago, I remember it being sore for a week or less. But not this bad. Right now its been 3 weeks and all the teeth around it feel sore or swollen. Its not reall bad, but if I eat on it they get worse, Then the pain goes back down to where it is all the time, after 2 to 4 hours. It has not gotten any worse overall since it was filled. It's not sensative to cold or hot.

Do i just need to give it more time? I worry about it though, and it bothers me. It's the tooth next to my wisdom tooth on the top side so there is a lot of nerves up there. (I'm 27 years old)

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 01-24-2007, 08:41 AM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 15
howdoihelp HB User
Re: Deep composite filling pain


I'm not sure if I'm too late, but I wanted to tell you what my experience has been. I always have pain for about a month after any kind of filling. When it first happened I went to the dentist repeatedly, but she could never find anything wrong. The second time it happened I went to another dentist for a second opinion, but he couldn't find anything wrong either. Eventually, the pain goes away and everything is fine. It just takes my teeth a while to "settle down."

I've talked to other people who have dentists who tell them it must be a root problem and then talk them into a root canal, but don't find anything once they "go in." I'd wait rather than jump into any new procedures.

Hope that helps! Good luck!

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
cracks bonded with composite filling? coolcat5 Dental Health 1 03-23-2010 06:20 PM
Excruciating Pain Months After Composite Filling Lepe Dental Health 0 12-07-2009 10:46 PM
Composite Filling Issue AnAnnoyingTooth Dental Health 1 07-24-2009 11:41 AM
Failing composite filling onthetopo Dental Health 4 06-27-2009 08:35 PM
sensitivity after composite fillings rashminigam Dental Health 1 03-04-2009 08:16 AM
Deep Cleaning and Root Planing Lenin Dental Health 10 01-16-2007 07:08 PM
deep filling still hurting, I have a question? cb50 Dental Health 7 06-21-2006 10:00 AM
had amalgam replaced with composite sammi2 Dental Health 2 11-06-2004 10:52 PM
Composite Filling Pricing PuppyPuke Dental Health 11 02-19-2004 10:26 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:03 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!