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Old 10-04-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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About 4 months ago I had a tooth filling for a pretty deep hole. I still have extreme pain when eating hot food, cold food/water and I can't eat crunchy food such as fried meats, potato chips, etc. so I don't even bother trying anymore.

I had to go back to get my other tooth filling for a very small hole. I told the dentist that I was still experiencing pain in my other tooth, she told me to avoid eating on that side of my mouth.

I am having problems with both of my teeth, one on the bottom right and bottom left.

I assumed the purpose of having a filling was to make the teeth go back to normal. If you still can't eat certain foods, what is the point of a filling? Is it just to prevent the teeth from further damage? Is this normal?

I initially went hoping it would stop the pain when eating, but I'm still in the same condition as I was before going... and she put some light blue filling... when i did a Google search, I didn't see anyone with this type of filling..
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:02 PM
 
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You likely need to get a root canal. I just went through this, this year. I got a really deep filling and it was causing extreme pain whenever I ate anything on it. My dentist said basically the filling is really close to the nerve, so everytime I bite on something it hits the nerve. So I got a root canal, and now the pain is gone.

You can avoid eating on it and brush with sensodyne, but eventually you will need to get a root canal because the pain will only get worse as the nerve gets more and more irritated.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:06 PM
 
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It may be that you need something more drastic but it could also go away in time. My son had a filling once and it bothered him for months. He kept going back to the dentist who checked everything over and couldn't find a problem. It was not even a deep filling, but it was particularly sensitive for some reason. He had no problems with fillings before or after.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:19 AM
 
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It is not uncommon if you had a large composite filling to have pain for a few days. But after months tells me something is definately wrong.

Time to visit your dentist again.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:29 AM
 
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I had a molar like that for DECADES. They couldn't find the cause via x-rays. It had an invisible crack. (Your dentist may have caused the crack when drilling.) One day, my tooth just completely fell apart while I was eating I had a cap put on it and the pain was gone. Then years later, it caused me terrible pain again. It needed a root canal, but I couldn't find a endodontist in my plan that could take me sooner than 3 weeks. My PCP prescribed an antibiotic, and the pain went away. That was 7 years ago, and I still haven't had a root canal.

Since your dentist simply told you to eat on the other side of your mouth, find a new dentist.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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I had a molar like that for DECADES. They couldn't find the cause via x-rays. It had an invisible crack. (Your dentist may have caused the crack when drilling.) One day, my tooth just completely fell apart while I was eating I had a cap put on it and the pain was gone. Then years later, it caused me terrible pain again. It needed a root canal, but I couldn't find a endodontist in my plan that could take me sooner than 3 weeks. My PCP prescribed an antibiotic, and the pain went away. That was 7 years ago, and I still haven't had a root canal.

Since your dentist simply told you to eat on the other side of your mouth, find a new dentist.
I had a similar problem. Had a hidden fracture on a tooth for about 20 years. Drove me nuts.

That said, it is unusual for a fracture to be caused by drilling. Now, if it is a large filling, it may be so large that chewing on it caused a fracture or that due to the process of placing the filling it brought out the nature of the fracture.

Return to your dentist. If cannot figure it out endodontists have microscopic equipment and sometimes they can locate a fracture.

Either way, whatever the problem is, I hope you locate it.
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