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Extreme pain a year after deep filling.

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Posted by: lovleyRachel  (8 years ago)
My dentist wanted to do a "deep filling" to save me from getting a root canal. He used the white filling and its pretty much the entire tooth. I've experienced cold sensitivity the entire time. But in the past two days I have had extreme throbbing cant function pain that I can feel throughout my whole lower jaw. I also suffer from TMJ and wondering if this is TMJ or something actually wrong with my tooth.
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My dentist wanted to do a "deep filling" to save me from getting a root canal. He used the white filling and its pretty much the entire tooth. I've experienced cold sensitivity the entire time. But in the past two days I have had extreme throbbing cant function pain that I can feel throughout my whole lower jaw. I also suffer from TMJ and wondering if this is TMJ or something actually wrong with my tooth.

Your dentist was trying to do you a good turn by trying a filling, but this gamble may not have paid off. You may need a root canal anyway.

I am not a big fan of big resin fillings in back teeth, because they leak so much. (And when they leak, teeth hurt!) You might have the dentist try to reseal the edges of the filling with penetrating resin. If this does not work, it is root canal time.
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