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Doctor shortened my healthy teeth for bite adjustment

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mnf

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3 months ago my dentist told me to redo both of my molars in the bottom left side. I had no pain or biting problems in both of them before his job. He did both teeth fillings in one session. However, they were too tall and one of them was pretty painful when I bite. So I went back there after 3 days and he shortened them. After that my bite was ok, however, I still had so much pain when I tried to bite anything with one of the fillings even after 1.5 month after filling. I was thinking it might need root canal treatment so got back to my dentist and he disagreed and insisted on adjusting my bite. This time not only he shortened a little of both tooth fillings, but also he shortened their upper molar teeth. He said the crack in your first filling might come from the pressure of the upper tooth. He asked me to come back if I still have pain after 2 weeks. I still had the same pain in one of the filling when I tried to chew with it. I got back to him and I was thinking that he is going to do something else. But he still insisted on bite adjustment. This time he shortened too much of not only the two healthy molar theeth on top of the filled teeth but also shortened the premolar beside them on top. Now my bite is really uneven. When I put together my right side teeth, non of my left side top and bottom molars and pre molars has contact. And the filled tooth still pain when I am biting. I have done orthodentical treatment for five years and my teeth and bite were completely oriented and adjusted before all of these happened for me. Now I am freaked out and don't know what to do. I scared that he shortened so much from three upper healthy teeth. I also scare that my teeth start to move because now my bite is completely uneven. Please help me. What is your recommendation?
 
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Wait for a while and let things even themselves out before you start messing about with your bite any further.

Teeth are able to move around to compensate for small bite irregularities quite well, but it takes a few weeks to a couple of months, so if possible can you leave them alone for a bit and see if they can sort themselves out?
 
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So I left my teeth with no change for 1.5 month after first bite adjustment. However, my pain in the filling didn't reduce. I assume in the first place the pain was due to something else not bite problem. Since even right now that my top molar does not touch the bottom molars, I have pain when I am chewing with left side .Also I even feel a weak pain continue to my ear and under my neck for a while after I chew something with that filling.
 
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Composite filling? See the long thread started by UserUser a few months back about this.
 
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Yes that's the one. Basically small fillings done, poor bonding technique and resulting symptoms, hopefully might be useful for you?
 
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After 1 month, my left teeth still couldn't meet each other when I bite. My composite filling has so much pain when I bite down. My jaw still in so much pain so that I cannot sleep well at nights. My jaw started to be oriented and misaligned noticeably in one direction. I met another dentist and they surprised from my previous careless awful dentist job. They said in the first place, my filling should be redone and if the pain continues I need root canal treatment. After treating my tooth pain, I must visit a jaw and orthodontist specialist to treat my jaw problem due to shortening all of my molars and premolars by my crazy dentist. All of these happen for me after a simple check-up with an awful dentist. Now I face different problems from my teeth pain to my bite and jaw misalignment, which besides the pain costs me a lot of money and time. Heading to fill out a complaint against my dentist.
 
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