I had a composite filling put in one of my molars a year ago. Right after it hurt so badly that I could not eat on that side of my mouth for about two months. Since then the pain has lessened when cheweing, but it is still there, and I have become accustomed to chewing harder items on the other side of my mouth. I even went back to the dentist and she filed it a little and it did not help. I recently got my dental records from her and she covered the entire section of the tooth with filling material despite it being a small cavity. I am still having pain while chewing, and I sometimes have cold sensitivity in this tooth. What will it take to get this problem fixed?

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  • Stef Man

    Stef Man 15 - April - 2011, at 18:42 PM

  • Thanks for the info Doc, much appreciated.

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 14 - April - 2011, at 20:03 PM

  • The white fillings are quite safe and stable and they have good strength. If you feel that they will break then may be its high and for this you have to go to dentist who will do selective grinding and you will be comfortable. Not eating from that side is no solution and rather it will complicate the things. Your fear is illusive and there is nothing of this sort with white fillings. These days only white fillings are done by dentists. So go ahead and call your dentist. If you have got it done recently then there is no charge for filling adjustment

  • Stef Man

    Stef Man 13 - April - 2011, at 20:01 PM

  • I had a white filling put in at the back of my mouth and don't dare eat on it because feels like it would break off or something, it doesn't feel safe or stable, it's rubbish. Now i'll never eat on that side of my mouth again, i fear it will break and be painful.

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 17 - January - 2010, at 20:10 PM

  • If after a year of getting the filling done you are having the pain then the chances are there that your tooth is infected. Some times the cavity looks small from above but it is deep. In your case it looks like that. If you are having pain and have sensitivie also then you should get the X-ray done and confirm the diagnosis. iI the tooth is infected then you have to go for the root canal treatment. If you want to know more about the composite fillings and the root canal treatment you can browse our website where enough info is available

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