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Old 03-30-2010, 05:01 AM   #1
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Problems after a filling

So, I had a filling about six weeks ago - A few days after, it started to ache whenever I ate anything for an extended period. A few more days passed, and I went back to the dentist. He said it could be due to the filling being too high, so he flattened it out a bit. He also gave me some antibiotics because of signs of plaque and inflammation around the gums. I took the antibiotics for a period of one week and didn't notice any improvements. If it's an infection, why hasn't it cleared up? Everything I've read suggests it should clear up in a few days. Anyway, I am somewhat skeptical if its an infection or not because it is very incosistent. Here are some details...

* When it aches, it tends to ache all around the area of the filling - not specifically the tooth, it feels more like the jaw. It throbs a little bit.

* There are no sharp pains to speak of, except when I 'catch it' while eating.

* It usually starts to ache when I eat hot meals (the more I have to chew the worse it gets) - The ache stays for about 10-30 minutes after eating. Originally, it affected me almost every time I ate. Now it seems to occur only when I eat hot meals (warm seems ok) or food that is difficult to chew.

* I've always had sensitive teeth - but it feels particularly sensitive to both hot and cold now.

* I used to wake up in the morning with it aching, but it seems to have gotten better.

* The aches overall have gotten better in the past few weeks, but if I happen to 'catch it' while eating it aches for hours afterward.

* About a week ago my mouth also started to hurt on the opposite side when I clenched my teeth together. That seems to still occur - but not when eating, strangely..

Do I have to go back to a Dentist yet again? And could someone tell me what is going on with my teeth?

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