I had a deep filling in my top molar (last one up the back) about 9 months ago. There was some discomfort after the filling but my dentist adjusted the bite and I was fine. Skip forward 4 months and I chipped the filling, causing pain and my dentist refilled the cavity. This was in November last year. After this last filling it settled some what but then the pain returned 7 weeks later after I had been clenching/grinding my teeth at night.
This pain died down....until ten days ago when I had another grinding session while sleeping.
My dentist has adjusted the bite again as well as my plate/guard that I wear at night. She told me to give it a week or two then contact the endodontist if it hasn't settled.
The tooth isn't sensitive to hot or cold or to tapping. It basically feels like there is pressure in there and I want to take the filling out to give it some air!
Bottom line- I've read about reversible/irreversible pulpitis. Is this what it is and if so, is it the irreversible kind? I am completely freaked out by the thought of root canal but I'm at the end of my rope. How long does it take for a deep filling to heal?
Thanks for reading.