Five months ago, I went to the dentist for my routine dental check-up. She said I have a minor decay on my upper right first molar. She suggested I have it filled before it could get worse. The tooth didn't bother me at all but I agreed to get it fixed with a composite filling.
After I got the tooth filled and as the Novocaine wore off I felt a lot of pain. Every time I bit down I had a shooting pain. I immediately called the dentist and she said this was normal for a composite filling and that it would get better over time. The pain continued and I had to go back to her twice to have my bite adjusted. After a week, I was still in pain so I went to see her again. She took the filling out and refilled the tooth. When my numbness wore off, the pain was excruciating. I went back to her the next day to had the filling redone. It's been five months since I got the filling and I still cannot chew on the right side of my mouth. The dentist said, it might be due to a but she cannot see any fracture/crack on the tooth even through X-ray. Is it possible that the tooth was cracked when they worked on it for the filling? I did not have any pain on this tooth prior to the filling. What should I do next? Can anyone help out with an opinion? Thanks so much!