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Chipped filling fixed, tooth hurts still

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Posted by: cutething30  (4 years ago)
Hi,
About three weeks ago one of my molars was extremely sensitive when I had cookies or any foods sugar. I went to the dentist two weeks ago and he said that a piece of the filling had chipped off. I got it fixed right away and there was no pain. A couple of days ago, that tooth has started to hurt when I eat anything on it now. Should I go back to the dentist or is this possibly normal? Thank you
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You should go to the dentsist and let him check the tooth. There could be still a crack in the tooth or the nerve is irritaded.
Posted 4 years ago
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Dentist
Hi,
About three weeks ago one of my molars was extremely sensitive when I had cookies or any foods sugar. I went to the dentist two weeks ago and he said that a piece of the filling had chipped off. I got it fixed right away and there was no pain. A couple of days ago, that tooth has started to hurt when I eat anything on it now. Should I go back to the dentist or is this possibly normal? Thank you


The problem could be:

1. Leakage around the new filling (quite common for resin fillings) or
2. Inflammation of the nerve of the tooth.

Usual protocol is:
1. Reseal the margins of the filling and tooth with a product like Parkell Amalgambond.
2. If that fails, remove the filling and put in a temporary filling.
3. If both fail, it is time for a root canal.
Posted 4 years ago
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Posted by: cutething30  (4 years ago)
This could still happen even after it's been "fixed"?
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This could still happen even after it's been "fixed"?

Yes. Plastic resin fillings frequently leak under the gums, where it is hard to seal.
Posted 4 years ago
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