Ongoing Molar problems


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Ive had problems with 4 heavily filled molars this year. Mild pain which comes and goes.
Now the most curious thing is I have had no pain at night and takes an hour or so in morning to start aching. I'd really appreciate
a explanation - I can't understand it.

Seems to me, pain gradually starts as I use my jaws for eating and talking. Different molars may react on different days but it
seems to be getting more regular.

No reaction to hot and cold or pressure.
Tooth pain is not helped by Paracetemol or Ibuprofen.

My dentist has done various checks but found nothing conclusive. He did mention about possibility of small hidden cracks but xrays
haven't revealed them.
I find it hard to believe that Ive had molars with the same problem, in a relatively short space of time.
 
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honestdoc

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X-rays will not pick up cracks unless the crack has separation. With heavily filled molars, the dentist needs to check on the pulpal health and tooth sleuth (bite stick) for cracks. Depending on the findings, you may need root canals and crowns.
 

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honestdoc

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Your condition(s) seem more complicated. You may have multiple factors such as TMJ, grinding, clenching, etc. The dentist may need to eliminate different possible causes.
 

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