Oral Health

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Posted by: Andrea | 2010-02-09

Q.

Tooth sensitivity

I' d just like to know when you have been for an xray and everything looks normal, how come that one particular tooth is sensitive a lot? I got a white filling about 2 years ago and the sensitivity started ever since. I can' t bite " hard"  things with that tooth for example potato chips, whole peppercorns etc, also I experience sensitivity to cold air? Dentists have always just " built"  up the filling again (the procedure where it' s dried with the blue light), but it only lasts about 2 months..any advice or help? thank you.

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

maybe the tooth needs to be trimmed instead of built up. That could be the reason you experience pain on chewing.
if the filling is deep, consider having it redone completely (there is a possibility that it may already be encroaching on your nerve). If so a root canal may be needed

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Posted by: dental expert | 2010-02-09

maybe the tooth needs to be trimmed instead of built up. That could be the reason you experience pain on chewing.
if the filling is deep, consider having it redone completely (there is a possibility that it may already be encroaching on your nerve). If so a root canal may be needed

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