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severe and sudden pain in a recently filled tooth

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Posted by: lchukrallah  (5 years ago)
Hello, so, I went to see the dentist to get the tooth filled eight days ago. The procedure went normally, and in the days following, I experienced nothing unusual, outside of cold sensitivity and soreness in the surrounding jaw. Today, several hours after the last thing I ate, I suddenly experienced a sharp pain in the tooth, with throbbing soreness and extreme pressure sensitivity. I am away at college and will not be able to get to my dentist for at least two weeks. Does anyone know what the problem may be and what I can do?
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Posted by: samrat  (5 years ago)
u did not made clear about what u fill with amalgam or a composite or others filling material..some time what happens due to shrinkage of a filling material or due to fracture the chemical gets leached into the pulp and irritate and causes pain. u need to visit dentist
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Posted by: jimhassel  (5 years ago)
Pain after 2-3 days preceding the dental filling is normal as it takes time for filling to get settle. As of now take OTC pain med for pain relief. If pain is very severe or if it persists beyond 3-4 days, then you can refer to your dentist for revaluation. There are many reason behind the pain one of them is that some high point on filling or their might be infection in the tooth. Avoid eating from that side of the tooth otherwise pain will aggravate. For detailed info on pain after dental filling, refer to..
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Hello, so, I went to see the dentist to get the tooth filled eight days ago. The procedure went normally, and in the days following, I experienced nothing unusual, outside of cold sensitivity and soreness in the surrounding jaw. Today, several hours after the last thing I ate, I suddenly experienced a sharp pain in the tooth, with throbbing soreness and extreme pressure sensitivity. I am away at college and will not be able to get to my dentist for at least two weeks. Does anyone know what the problem may be and what I can do?

If you are lucky, it means that the filling is leaking. White resin fillings are notorious for this. If this is the problem, perhaps it can be resealed with a penetrating resin.

But probably it is a sign that the nerve is irreversibly inflamed and you will need a root canal.

I can think of nothing you can do to help the situation except visiting a dentist.
Posted 5 years ago
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Hello, so, I went to see the dentist to get the tooth filled eight days ago. The procedure went normally, and in the days following, I experienced nothing unusual, outside of cold sensitivity and soreness in the surrounding jaw. Today, several hours after the last thing I ate, I suddenly experienced a sharp pain in the tooth, with throbbing soreness and extreme pressure sensitivity. I am away at college and will not be able to get to my dentist for at least two weeks. Does anyone know what the problem may be and what I can do?

In these situations it can be helpful if the white filling gets removed and the doctor places in a medical filling. There are temporary medical fillings, which can calm the tooth nerve, if the progress didn't achieved a critical point. If it did, only the rootcanaling can help.
If you can't visit the right person/doctor at the moment try to chill your hurting tooth with something cold .

Contident Team from www.contident.com

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