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Sharp pain after small white filling

Good morning everybody.

First post under this forum. I had a small white composite filling done on the 31st May in an upper right molar. After 4/5 days I suddenly experienced sharp shooting pain when I closed my mouth and let my bottom and top teeth touch, and when trying to eat.

I went back to the dentist and she filed the filling down a bit and I could close my mouth and clench my teeth with no issue. However when I got home, the pain still continued when trying to eat. Vert sharp, very sudden, lasts only for second but disconcerting to say the least. Went back again a few days later and had it filed down again, also had x-ray taken (no obvious problem found). She performed a bite test on what looked like a bulky bristle free toothbrush and asked if I could feel some cotton wool on my tooth that had been sprayed with something very cold. Everything came back negative but the sharp pain persists. Enough that I can't eat at all on that side.

Does anyone have an idea what's going on. I keep being told how small the filling is but I'm scared and feel less confident in the fact my dentist is confused too.

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Hi jellbean87 😊🌸🌿🦋

It could be the nerve is extra sensitive or going bad. I’ve had the same experience myself. Keep a close watch on it if it worsens get a second opinion with an oral surgeon. If left unaddressed it can lead to infection that can damage your heart. Don’t want that for sure. Take care and best wishes dear.

😊🌸🌿🦋 🤗💕😘


you can get post filling placement sensitivity with white fillings, however your sounds more like it needs further filing down.


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