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Please help! Severe anxiety after deep filling!

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starbabe6

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I plucked up the courage and went to my dentist who said I needed 2 fillings, which was fine, but one was an upper molar that has given me hassle ever since, I have been back twice to have the filling filed down, im not in pain as such, just have a bruised weird feeling in my tooth, if i rub it with my lip feels odd, almost like there is food stuck in between in (there isnt) I am panicking Ill need a root canal or something - but im not in any pain, just have this weird pressure feeling (cant describe it!?) and as I suffer with severe anxiety and this is ruining my life worrying about it :( I am back at the dentist getting fitted for a mouth guard for night times as I grind my teeth but has anyone else had this feeling and its been nothing serious?
 
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kitkat

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You may want to ask your question in the "dentistry questions" section as one of our dentists on the forum may have a better idea of what's going on but I have had this sensation before with very deep fillings. How long has it been? Usually the feeling goes away in about 2 weeks and things feel normal again. Sometimes it is because the bite is too high but even when it's not too high my tooth sometimes feels that way just from a change in the tooth's anatomy I guess. I'm not a dentist but if you have had it checked out twice and it's not painful or really sensitive to hot/cold/sweet I would give it some more time to settle down. Best of luck! :clover:
 
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tabatha7

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I concur with Kitkat... plus if you are grinding your teeth at night that might be contributing to it.
 
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