Temporary filling after infection

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Hi , today I have had a temporary filling after 3 weeks of extreme pain after a filling fell out and the area became infected.
I wasn't able to get a dentist appointment until today. I was however given antibiotics a week ago . So this helped .
However the area is still painful and even today with the temporary filling the area is painful.

I am booked in to have a permanent filling.
But I am concerned that the tooth actually needs removing instead.

Is it normal to have the tooth hurt for a while after a temporary filling?

Any advice appreciated , thanks 😊
 

Dr M

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If the tooth is still painful, it does not necessarily mean that the tooth needs to be extracted. Could be that you need a root canal instead.
 

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