i had a a top back molar with deep decay. The dentist drilled it out five weeks ago and put a temporary filling in which hurt for a week. He then put an inlay on it four weeks ago. It was fine for three weeks but over last few days I had sharp pains there and now it feels like it is throbbing and hurts when I press on it. I wondered why this might be. Do inlays take a while to settle? Why should it play up now? How will the dentist know what is going on? By X-ray? If he has to remove it, how difficult is that, or might he do root canal through the top of it. After the initial work cold food and drinks really hurts with all food. I am on blood thinner so can’t take inflammatory drugs.