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Painful fillings

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Posted by: redApple  (10 years ago)
Hi!

I’ve got five fillings three weeks ago. One of them was really deep. When the anesthesia wore off my teeth were very painful. The dentist ground them down but the pain remained and became intense each day. The deep filling felt tight and under pressure. The dentist said to give the teeth time to calm down. I am just so worried that the fillings failed and my teeth will have to come out. Will the pain go away? Please help! I’m really bothered about this.
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Posted by: ghnane  (10 years ago)
hello redApple, it is advisable to wait for some time after dental work to allow your teeth to calm down after they were traumatized by the caries and later by dental instruments to remove the decay. If the pain persists and you continue to feel the pressure like sensation in your tooth you will be advised to do a root canal treatment. The pulp inside the tooth is probably inflamed and in the canals you cannot get swelling because walls of teeth to not expand to accommodate increased fluid and infection agents.
Do not worry there is still the option of root canal treatment before the dentist ever considers extracting the tooth.
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