Filling pain 2 months later

Discussion in 'Patient Forum' started by joeydiaz24, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. joeydiaz24


    Jul 29, 2018
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    Hello all,
    I had 3 cavities, inter-proximal molar 2 right and molar 2,3 on the left. Had some composite fillings placed. Were sensitive for a few days then went away.

    Now 2 months later interproximal left molar 2 filling is sensitive to pressure and the worst with direct pressure on the filling. Get a sharp maybe a nerve like pain when its pressed on the filling but goes away as soon as the pressure is off it. This will occur with eating some chewier or harder foods. Zero problems with cold, heat, tapping the tooth with a metal probe, wiggling the tooth.

    Any idea what it could be? I had the filling ground down a few days after it was initially placed and dentist said it was fine thereafter when he checked with the bite paper stuff. Does not feel like I am biting weird or anything. Hopefully not something awful like a leaky filling or abscess
    joeydiaz24, Jul 29, 2018
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  2. joeydiaz24


    Dec 6, 2017
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    Could be that your bite has changed because of the amount of work and your teeth have realigned putting extra pressure on that one. Composite can sometimes wear down, but 2 months is a bit soon. You should go back to the dentist to see if it can be adjusted a bit more. Some dentists are better at adjusting bite than others. It's best to avoid having lots of fillings done at once.
    Busybee, Jul 30, 2018
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