Oral Health

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Posted by: Eve | 2011-05-30

Q.

Sensitive filling

Hi Doc
My husband recently went for a check up with a new dentist. He found he had a chip on one of his teeth and he filled it up but after the filling that tooth has become sensitve to cold water or anything cold. Then i went to the same dentist as i want to change my metal fillings to whie fillings. When the dentist was busy drilling out the old filling i kept telling him that i can feel everything he is doing and that is hurting and if he could please inject more stuff, he was very hesitant but eventually he injected more ''numbness'' and he carried on. My tooth now is also sensitive to cold water or anything cold which it was never before. Can you please tell me why this has happened and should i go back to this dentist as i want to fix my other fillings but i am worried this guy is going to make the other teeth sensitive aswell. Please advise, thank-you in advance.

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

Hi EVe- the sensitivity is probably due to a leakage in the filling- return to your dentist and have it seen to. My opinion is that IF the old metal fillings are healthy do not change them

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Posted by: dental expert | 2011-05-30

Hi EVe- the sensitivity is probably due to a leakage in the filling- return to your dentist and have it seen to. My opinion is that IF the old metal fillings are healthy do not change them

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