Sensitivity after a very recent filling , never happened before ?


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Exactly one month ago , I got a filling on a molar
Ever since I got it , the filling felt sensitive but after 2 weeks it reached peak sensitivity , meaning I couldn’t eat on that tooth , I couldn’t chew , I couldn’t drink very cold drinks, ecc so I immediately went back to the dentist - TWICE! She did an X Ray to check , she checked my filling she said everything was alright , she asked me if the pain was persistent , if I had it all the time but I replied it only happens when I chew . She concluded it needs more healing .

Is this possible ? It’s never happened before and I got tons of fillings . I’m sort of concerned . It seems like it’s slightly better but it hasn’t gone away ?
Crumbs and small pieces of food make it more sensitive . Do you think it needs a root canal ? Should I go ahead and get one ( I could afford it) is it worth it in my situation or ... do I just wait and see if the sensitivity goes away ?

Also this tooth had some complications during the filling process when the dentist started drilling on my tooth the anesthesia hadn’t quite kicked in yet (never happened before ) and she drilled with me feeling all the pain .it was very painful . I had to stop her and She had to give me 4 more injections . I wonder if that could be the reason why it feels super sensitive now .like if that irritated it inside or something . Any help is greatly appreciated
 
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I am finally WELL ! After 4 months of pure hell . I went to see a FOURTH different dentist . She decided to open my tooth and see what was going on . Here’s what the other dentists weren’t able to spot :
4 cavities close to the nerve and spread all over that weren’t showing on the X rays because they were hidden
One crack that luckily was on the filling - and not the tooth. So there was actually a crack but it’s ok bc it wasn’t on the tooth
And biting issue ! I have a medicated paste on my tooth now but I am so relieved : I am well . After four months of pain and not being able to even close my mouth properly . I am shocked that no other dentist could find those hidden cavities and they weren’t able to take my pain seriously even telling me “I was imagining it “ and to leave their office , I could cry because of how happy I am right now ! Guys if you’re having an issue with your tooth GO GET a second or third opinion. Thanks everyone in the thread . My pain was very much real Thank you
Hi,
I am going through the same situation.
Been dealing with lower jaw pain under ear and neck for more than 10 months now. Been to multiple dentists and 2 Endodontist. No one is definite about it.
I have pain on only one tooth #30. Hurts for tapping and biting pressure on it. So told to do root canal. Had root canal and crown. Same symptoms still.
Dentist suspect and blame there could be tooth root fracture. So asked me to extract it and see if it helps. Went back to endo again. Tool another cbct. Didn't see anything. Endo is not sure why I have this pain and not sure if this tooth is related to my jaw and neck pain. Told me to go for Extraction if I am tired of it.

I don't know whom to believe. How to know if we have a tooth root fracture from Cbct? How did they resolve your pain??

@Alexinmiddleofnowhere ,
What is the medicated paste they use???
Please help.

You are right about dentist. They dismiss patients easily. I have been to a couple of dentists and feel the same. I am scared to go to dentists now.
 
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If the filling was re-done and the pain persists on this tooth, then the only other possibility is a crack on the tooth. A root canal will be the only option left . Or extraction if the fracture is too deep. Again this can be determined with a CBCT as previously discussed in this thread.
@Dr M ,
Need help.
How to understand if tooth has any fracture or crack in cbct? I have taken 2 cbct for this Tooth. Before and after root canal. Nothing found yet.

I went to dentist for my jaw pain under ear and neck (going on for more than 10 months now). Dentist tapped on all teeth and this tooth#30 hurts for tapping and biting pressure. So suspected tooth root fracture and told me to extract immediately. I went to Endodontist for an opinion. He couldn't see any fracture. He see minor hairline crack in cusp and said a crown will help. But that's very minor. You can leave it too.
And he tested my tooth. That tooth was hurting for tapping and biting on bite stick. And little sentivity for cold spray. So he told to do root canal. I did root canal. He said this tooth is cause for my jaw and neck pain.
But no changes in my pain and symptoms. Went back to endo. Tested and still same symptoms for tapping and biting pressure. So told me to get crown sooner. So got a crown.

Still the same tapping and biting pain along with jaw and neck pain.

Dentist was blaming this tooth could be the reason for my jaw and neck pain. I saw tmj specialist and got a mouth guard. Tried Physical therapy and it makes my pain worse.

I took another cbct scan recently and nothing found. How to see a fracture in cbct? Is trying Extraction as a trial is the only solution? My dentist want me to try it out and see if it helps.

I have 2 lump spots in jaw and neck. Lump in neck is so small and hard. Same size since June. Had CT neck scan and ultrasound to check out the lumps. Normal results.

Constant Burning and sore pain in jaw under ear and neck. Side of neck is Burning and tender to touch. Under the ear hurts a lot and tender to touch.
 

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@Dr M ,
Need help.
How to understand if tooth has any fracture or crack in cbct? I have taken 2 cbct for this Tooth. Before and after root canal. Nothing found yet.

I went to dentist for my jaw pain under ear and neck (going on for more than 10 months now). Dentist tapped on all teeth and this tooth#30 hurts for tapping and biting pressure. So suspected tooth root fracture and told me to extract immediately. I went to Endodontist for an opinion. He couldn't see any fracture. He see minor hairline crack in cusp and said a crown will help. But that's very minor. You can leave it too.
And he tested my tooth. That tooth was hurting for tapping and biting on bite stick. And little sentivity for cold spray. So he told to do root canal. I did root canal. He said this tooth is cause for my jaw and neck pain.
But no changes in my pain and symptoms. Went back to endo. Tested and still same symptoms for tapping and biting pressure. So told me to get crown sooner. So got a crown.

Still the same tapping and biting pain along with jaw and neck pain.

Dentist was blaming this tooth could be the reason for my jaw and neck pain. I saw tmj specialist and got a mouth guard. Tried Physical therapy and it makes my pain worse.

I took another cbct scan recently and nothing found. How to see a fracture in cbct? Is trying Extraction as a trial is the only solution? My dentist want me to try it out and see if it helps.

I have 2 lump spots in jaw and neck. Lump in neck is so small and hard. Same size since June. Had CT neck scan and ultrasound to check out the lumps. Normal results.

Constant Burning and sore pain in jaw under ear and neck. Side of neck is Burning and tender to touch. Under the ear hurts a lot and tender to touch.
Sorry to say but I didn’t resolve my issue . The pain came back the next day and I can’t bite it use that tooth for anything . I don’t have the same symptoms as you either : I don’t have jaw pain and I don’t have pain in my neck . Maybe your issue isn’t related to the tooth but to something else perhaps ? Maybe you need to get an X ray of your neck .
 
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Sorry to say but I didn’t resolve my issue . The pain came back the next day and I can’t bite it use that tooth for anything . I don’t have the same symptoms as you either : I don’t have jaw pain and I don’t have pain in my neck . Maybe your issue isn’t related to the tooth but to something else perhaps ? Maybe you need to get an X ray of your neck .
You have mentioned your are finally well. It didn't resolve your pain??
I had ultrasound and CT scan for neck. But not sure if I need x-ray.

This Tooth symptom is same since beginning and didn't change after root canal too. My dentist has suggested nerve numbing shots diagnostic test to see if it helps with my pain. I am yet to do that.
 
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I thought I was well but the pain started again . It seems like we have two different kinds of pain ... my jaw is fine and so is my neck . The pain is localized on my tooth .
You have mentioned your are finally well. It didn't resolve your pain??
I had ultrasound and CT scan for neck. But not sure if I need x-ray.

This Tooth symptom is same since beginning and didn't change after root canal too. My dentist has suggested nerve numbing shots diagnostic test to see if it helps with my pain. I am yet to do that.
 

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