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Filled tooth hurts, please help!

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Posted by: myst58  (9 years ago)

I got a filling about a month ago and it still hurt up to this time. My dentist suspects that another tooth near it might need a filling, too so I am not sure if it's the filled tooth which is hurting or the tooth beside it. When I eat anything sweet or cold, it hurts so bad. I have a dentist appointment next week to get this checked and I want to know what to expect. If the tooth that is hurting is the one that has the filling, will I need a root canal or is there any other way to make the pain go away?

Thanks a lot!
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Posted by: crisso24  (9 years ago)
I had a similar problem when I got a filling in my back tooth.. I was advised to go get it checked out by another dentist, I did and we found out the initial filling was not watertight! Leaky fillings can cause all kinds of problems.. not saying thats the case, but it cant hurt to get another opinion!
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Posted by: heater  (9 years ago)
If it's the filled tooth that hurts, they will have to clean it, re-drill and insert a new filling. It is possible that the
sensitivity has increased that is why it hurts when you eat sweet or cold. Inform your dentist about this, he'll give you
a sensitivity toothpaste. Good luck:-)
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Posted by: deepwell  (9 years ago)
It might be caused by a bad filling. You can request your dentist to have an X-ray on the tooth to have a closer look on the area.
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Posted by: myst58  (9 years ago)
Hi guys,

It was indeed a bad filling. It leaked at the edge of the tooth. They have corrected it and I am fine now. Thank you for your help.