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tooth/gum pain 2 weeks after filling!

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davecwk

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Jul 7, 2010
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I had an old filling on the rear of lower right 5 tooth redone recently as it had cracked. i had it replace dwith a ceramic filling. The dentist pressed down *really* hard while doing it and it hurt alot. It ached a little for a week but I assumed it would go. about a week later i noticed the gum at the very back of my mouth around wisdoom tooth hurt slightly and was swollen, but i assumed this was unrelated due to being quite far away, and now the gum up against where the filling was really hurts when it is touched/pressed. Do i have an infections preading through my jaw caused by the filling? Help!
 
Gordon

Gordon

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Well, no you don't have an infection spreading through your jaw, but you're in pain and you need to get it looked at.
 
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