Three weeks after a deep filling I am in extreme pain. Is this normal? What about the procedure could be causing this much pain?

Three weeks after a deep filling i am in EXTREME pain. Instead of getting better, it's getting worse and worse. One thing I noticed after the filling was a sensitivity to heat. Is this normal? What about the procedure could be causing this much pain? How can I reduce the discomfort?

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Published on Jul 29, 2016

The filling may have been close to the nerve because the tooth had a lot of decay. It sounds like you need a root canal. It is not normal for a healthy tooth to hurt that way after a filling. But if there was a lot of decay, this can happen and it is not the dentist's fault. If he had not tried to fill the tooth, this would have happened on it's own. I am sure he was trying to help you.

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The filling may have been close to the nerve because the tooth had a lot of decay. It sounds like you need a root canal. It is not normal for a healthy tooth to hurt that way after a filling. But if there was a lot of decay, this can happen and it is not the dentist's fault. If he had not tried to fill the tooth, this would have happened on it's own. I am sure he was trying to help you.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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