Dental advice please.Tooth pain or pressure even after 8 months of cavity fillings

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    Hi,

    I had 4 tooth cavity fillings in the month of June 2018. The numbers are 13,14,15,19.

    I had severe sharp pain after the fillings done and I went to my dentist and he filed down the high fillings. I went for four visits as I always feel some discomfort or some pressure in the left lower side of my mouth. He filed down the extra in my 3 visits and in the 4th visit, he said there might be bubbles inside the filling and the filling has to be replaced.

    I am always do nervous about dental visit and this was my first cavity filling done in my life. So, I was worried about doing it again. He told that it has to be redone to the tooth number 19.He didn't take any x-rays.

    I am so worried and didn't go back to the dentist. I still get the pain or pressure feeling in my lower left side of the mouth. I am not sure if it's because of the air bubbles in the tooth number 19 or the fillings done in the upper left side tooth too. I am not sure which one is causing problem. How to identify the air bubbles in the cavity filling? What should do I do now?

    kindly please help me with your advice. It really makes me nervous.

    Thank you!
     
    Dental user, Feb 11, 2019 at 3:58 AM
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    Most likely your dentist placed tooth colored composite fillings. Unfortunately all modern composites shrink about 1% during light cure. With the shrinkage, there could be gaps, voids, or sometimes air bubbles. There is a new bioactive filling material called Activa which won't shrink and bonds naturally to teeth. Ask your dentist about that product. It is more expensive because it is relatively new to the market.
     
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    Thank you so much for your reply @honestdoc.
    Yes,my doctor used composite resin fillings.
    I will check it out about the new material. And do the refilling is the only option to recover from pain or any bite adjustments is enough? I am so worried that doing the filling again will drill out my tooth more. Whether the filling done again with composite resin material cause issues like this again? Need inputs on this please.
    Thank you!
     
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    If x-rays look ok, it is best to minimize drilling.
     
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    Thank you @honestdoc. I will check with dentist to take an x-ray. Even if the x-ray looks fine, should I go for refilling with resin?
     
    Dental user, Feb 11, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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    Whether the air bubbles will be identified in the x-rays? How to identify air bubbles? I am planning to go to a new dentist this time to check this issue. I am not much satisfied with my previous dentist filling work. So, I would like to know how to identify the air bubbles or gap between the fillings and the tooth?
     
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    It's difficult for an untrained eye to diagnose dental x-rays. The filling will be white (more dense). A gap or an air bubble with be dark (less dense). Many times you may see a dark line around the white composite due to its light curing shrinkage. You may post it for us to look at it.
     
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    The other possibility is to replace with amalgam. There is no shrinkage, and post-op sensitivity is rare.
     
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    Sure. I will definitely post it here. I am planning to go to a different dentist this time and get an x-ray done.
     
    Dental user, Feb 12, 2019 at 12:45 AM
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    Hi,
    I have an another issue that happens only after the fillings are done. I don't feel like my upper and lower tooth not meeting properly after the fillings and those bite adjustments i had in the 3 visits after the filling. In the 4th visit, the dentist said the bites are fine and i have to refill the one filling again.But i still feel the teeth are non aligned. The lower ones are sliding over the upper ones and not aligning properly.Is that because of the air bubble in the filling? Do i need to visit another dentist for second opinion?
     
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    Hi,
    Should I go to orthodontist or dentist for this issue?
    I need to check why the pain or sharp pressure coming up from left lower side. I suddenly feel the pain coming more often past 2 days. Usually it will be on and off for sometime. It's coming up more often for past 2 days.
    Thank you so much for replying all my queries @honestdoc.
     
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    Have your dentist check your bite when you are sitting upright not laying down. Sitting up should give you a more accurate bite.
     
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    Thank you so much for the reply.
    I will check the bite.
     
    Dental user, Feb 15, 2019 at 5:39 AM
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