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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Answered by Smile MidTown

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 29, 2016

Answered by Smile MidTown (View Profile)

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 29, 2016


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