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Worried that a recent deep filling is failing.

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Ellie94

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I've always been so nervous of the dentist, but after a significant amount of pain I recently had my first ever filling, a deep one in the lower molar just before my wisdom tooth. This was just over a week ago.

It's gradually been getting more painful to bite down, and sometimes seems to 'click' when I drink something cold - it's a really strange sensation.

Also, how common is it for you to be able to feel the difference between your actual tooth and a composite filling? When I run a finger over it I can definitely feel the line between the two. I'm terrified that it wasn't bonded properly and therefore is allowing micro-leakage and further decay to take place in between. My mum has always had bad teeth and I know how emotionally and well as physically painful it is to lose teeth, so I'm super scared that mine will get worse :(
 
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Ktd23

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Personally with me a once a filling has been done the pain settles quite quickly, I would arrange to see your dentist again.
 
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FearfulInMA

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It may be as simple as just needing to have the bite adjusted. This means that the dentist would file down the filling just a little bit. This doesn't require being numb and will not hurt at all. Best of luck!
 
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Ellie94

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Thank you for your replies. I went back and he examined the tooth and said all was fine. However, I often find it hard to specify where the pain/discomfort is regarding teeth, and since that appointment I've begun to think the click is in the molar before the filling. Whenever I drink something cold it feels like pressure is building and then it clicks/pops and goes back to normal. There's also pain when eating sometimes. I'm petrified that it's a crack in my tooth or bad decay and that they're going to have to take it out :( I can't afford a crown or an implant but I'm scared of having a gap.

Also, my anxiety is making me feel so stupid for going back a fifth time (after the initial appointment, 2 sessions for fillings and one for the check up I've just been to) which have all been within about three weeks. I'm just feeling very sorry for myself :(
 
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