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Deep Cavity filling on back two molars hurt to eat anything hard on.

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negru08

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Hello,

I had 3 Cavity fillings done on 7/21/17 . One was done to the top molar and the other two was done to the bottom molars on the left side. One was on a wisdom tooth and the other was on the tooth next to it. Well after the numbness went away I had jaw pain and tooth aches. Plus I was biting the back of my tongue alot. I did a follow up on Monday 7/24/17 and was told the filling was high on one of my teeth so he fixed it by filing or sanding of the tooth. That has helped with the the jaw and the biting of the tongue.

But its been a week since the filling was done and I still can not eat hard things on those two teeth. Its not an incredibly sharp pain if I do but it is something I can definitely feel. I called the dentist today and they are saying it sounds like I would need to get the teeth removed? That seems incredibly excessive. Considering the fact that before he did the cavity fillings I really had no pain or issues with those teeth. He just recommended it would be better to fill them now then later and I trusted him.

Is this normal? How long will it take before I can eat hard things on those teeth. When will the dull pain go away from those teeth? Will they ever? Do they need to be removed? Do I need a new dentist or see a specialist? I am all ears for any advice anyone has. Thank you!
 
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Bita

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Hello
Personally, I won't trust on a dentist that evaluates a tooth by phone call and immediately suggests removing the tooth but these symptoms you are explaining are very similar to cracked tooth symptoms. Usually, a cracked tooth is difficult to be treated and if your wisdom tooth is the one that has crack, best option is to pull it out. However, I suggest you to first have it diagnosed by a professional and then decide what to do.
 
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Bita

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Let me add this too. Sometimes problem is just sore gum. Make sure your gum is healthy because sore gum causes pain like tooth pain.
 
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negru08

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Yea I am thinking about seeing a new dentist. I have gone to him twice and he has done nothing but adjustments to them but it doesn't resolve any of the pain in the tooth. I have mentioned to him that after the fillings I struggle to get floss between the first and second molar going back that I had no problem before. Also there is a brown spot between the teeth that he says is just tooth staining but I tell him if I floss that area it bleeds slightly. He just seems to ignore that when I tell him.


Hello
Personally, I won't trust on a dentist that evaluates a tooth by phone call and immediately suggests removing the tooth but these symptoms you are explaining are very similar to cracked tooth symptoms. Usually, a cracked tooth is difficult to be treated and if your wisdom tooth is the one that has crack, best option is to pull it out. However, I suggest you to first have it diagnosed by a professional and then decide what to do.
 
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krlovesherkids777

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"He just seems to ignore that when I tell him" never a good sign... why do we give them so much benefit of the doubt.. :(.


 
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