Last year, I had a leaking filling, so I went to the dentist and she filled it in (with a white filling this time). The molar opposite had had a filling at the same time, so she offered to redo that one, too. I said yes and the last 11 months have been hell.
- The tooth became hypersensitive, and I was unable to use mouthwash, drink cold drinks, or eat cold foods on it.
- I also had to have a retainer remade because the filling meant my old one didn't fit.
- They then refilled the filling and it turns out that they pushed it into a nerve, so they recommended a pulp cap (indirect).
- I had that done, and 6 days later, I have been in constant jaw and tooth pain. When they did the X-Ray afterwards, there was no decay or damage to the tooth, and they couldn't explain what the problem was, except for the fact that the filling had been touching a nerve. I'm now waiting for an emergency appointment, and have been told that I will likely need a root canal. I'm very distressed by this, as the tooth had been completely healthy, and then it has been a downward spiral of constant pain for the last year of my life.