Oral Health

Question
Posted by: Andrea | 2008/11/17

Q.

Ouch

Goodday. I have had my metal filling taken out last week Saturday as a piece of it fell out. I then replaced it with a composite/white filling. Since then my tooth is as sensitive as hell..i can' t chew on the left side of my mouth (the filling is on my left back tooth lower jaw), I can' t even brush the tooth, if I scratch on it with my fingernail, especially on the side of the tooth (side of my tongue) it gives this " shock"  sensation. Is this normal or not? I already had a white filling 2 years ago but never experienced any pain with it...should I go back to the dentist or must I wait this out? Really frustrating!

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

it's not normal, but it does occur.
go to the dentist as there a number of possibilites (either the filling is too high or it may be leaking)

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