- Nov 1, 2015
Hi hope someone can give me some advice please as i am at the end of my tether and may end up having to have an unessesary root canal that i have schedualed for monday morning. I had a filling done last year in my back upper molar, once the anesthetic had fully wore off and I was able to eat everytime I did on that side I had a sharp pain shoot up the tooth, this went on for a few weeks untill finally I couldn't take anymore and went back to the dentist to say that I thought my filling was too high, she did the paper test and said it didn't need filing down as it was fine and sent me on my way. The pain carried on to the point where I have had to stop eating all together on that side for the past 12 months and it's not easy, I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a meal that I could eat properly! I have been back to the dentist on 3 more occasions because not only do I have pain it is now sensitive to hot and cold but each time I've been back they come up with a different answer, first it was sensitivity and told me to use sensodyne toothpaste, didn't work so on tne next visit she put some filling on tne outside of tne tooth, didn't work so now there saying It needs a root canal, I have scoured the Internet and lots of websites say when a filling is too high it causes the ligament to become inflamed and causes pain, like I said I'm due at the dentist Monday for a root canal but could all this pain and sensitivity be due to an inflamed ligament from banging it together all the time as the last xray i had 3 weeks ago showed the tooth to be ok. As hard as i try not to eat anything on it i do sometimes bite down on it and the pain starts all over again but how do I tell her to file it down when she says is doesn't need it, I don't want to have to go through a root canal if the tooth looks alrite on the X-ray.