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Extreme sensitivity pain

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Posted by: SebuShaw  (10 years ago)
Last month, I had all my silver fillings replaced with composite ones. I also got two temporary crowns. After four days, I had to go back to the dentist because of severe pain. He adjusted my bite, but this did not alleviate the pain. The teeth with the temporary crowns throbbed. I could not touch them because of extreme sensitivity. I have been taking Ibuprofen as prescribed. After a week of no improvement, I decided to get a second opinion. The new dentist could not find anything wrong too. I cannot chew anything other than soft foods on both sides of my mouth. My jaws hurt all the time. I now regret having my silver fillings replaced. I have never had any pain before. Does anyone else have similar problem? Any suggestions on what to do?
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Posted by: ghnane  (10 years ago)
Hi there, every time a filling is removed and replaced the tooth preparation becomes larger and the took weakens. Although amalgam fillings do not look as esthetic as composite but they are more durable and present less problems with tooth sensitivity. If they were still intact you should not have had them replaced. Composite filling cause tooth sensitivity and are thought to become less sensitive with time. If your bite is fine and fillings are done properly wait a little to see if pain and discomfort subside. When do you plan to get permanent crowns?
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Posted by: Novocaine  (9 years ago)
Last month, I had all my silver fillings replaced with composite ones. I also got two temporary crowns. After four days, I had to go back to the dentist because of severe pain. He adjusted my bite, but this did not alleviate the pain. The teeth with the temporary crowns throbbed. I could not touch them because of extreme sensitivity. I have been taking Ibuprofen as prescribed. After a week of no improvement, I decided to get a second opinion. The new dentist could not find anything wrong too. I cannot chew anything other than soft foods on both sides of my mouth. My jaws hurt all the time. I now regret having my silver fillings replaced. I have never had any pain before. Does anyone else have similar problem? Any suggestions on what to do?

If only people would follow the adage - If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I'm pretty sure your silver fillings would have lasted you a very long time compared to the composites you have on now. Well, I hope this was something you decided on your own as it is against the ADA code of ethics for a dentist to suggest/recommend such a procedure.

Anyway, back to your symptoms, why did you get the temporary crowns? Your sensitivity could be due to the possibility of composite restorations leaking or because the fillings were pretty deep to begin with and the refilling only made this worse.

Keep us posted!
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Why the heck did you have all your silver fillings replaced with leaks-like-the-dickens composite resin? Did you read some ridiculous holistic nonsense on the internet?

Stripping all the enamel off teeth to cover them with porcelain crowns is the most irritating thing you can do to a tooth, next time, find a dentist who does partial-coverage gold crowns.

The only thing you can do is have the offending areas sealed with something like Amalgambond. If that does not work, it will be root canal time.
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