Throbbing toothache in molar with filling?

Discussion in 'General Dentistry Discussion' started by Kalli, Feb 11, 2018.

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    Kalli

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    Hi everyone!
    So almost 4 years ago, I had a bunch of dental work done. (Extraction, multiple fillings, etc.) If I remember correctly, the dentist had said on one of my molars the decay was very deep, and that I might need a root canal however he chose to try to put a filling instead to see if it would work. I've never had anyone problems with it for the last 4 years. But now I have a throbbing toothache that will come and go on this tooth. I can't even push my tongue against the tooth without feeling the discomfort, it's very sensitive. I can't even chew on that side.
    I'm just wondering why now after all these years it's giving me problems? Will I most likely need a root canal?
     
    Kalli, Feb 11, 2018
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    Busybee

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    It could be cracked or bruised from poor alignment. Maybe you should see if you can have the filling replaced again. How long has it been hurting?
     
    Busybee, Feb 12, 2018 at 12:50 AM
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