I have recently been having a lot of dental work done after going 15 years without seeing a dentist (severe phobia...I bawled on the poor kid at my first visit b/c I was so terrified lol). One of the teeth that I had work on (bottom left side) had a really bad cavity in it, right on the edge of needing a root canal. It has a composite/ceramic filling, as does the tooth next to it which was filled at the same time. I also had the same teeth on the top filled and so far two teeth on the other side of my mouth.
Anyway...I was told that getting composite fillings can cause a lot of sensitivity for a week or two after the filling is done. For some reason this one tooth is STILL very sensitive, to the point where I can barely chew on that side. Anything harder than water makes it hurt. lol All my other teeth that have been filled are perfectly fine, though. What I've read is that it should only take a couple weeks for the sensitivity to go away. I asked my dentist about it the last time I was there about a week and a half ago, and he said to give it another couple weeks and if it isn't better he would take a look at it.
The problem is, I am getting my work done at a dental school. They are currently on spring break until the 14th. We are moving out of state on the 16th. I'm keeping my dentist for the time being and will finish the work with him on our trips back to this town for various things. I tried to get one last visit in with my dentist before we left but he is full. My next visit isn't until April 15th. I don't know if I can go that long with my tooth hurting this bad.
My question is...has anyone experienced this before? Is it normal for it to hurt this bad so long after it was done? It's been almost a month since it was done...on Feb 14th. What should I do? I can't even call them and ask b/c no one is there due to spring break. :(
ETA - This tooth had no pain before the filling was done, even the dr was surprised. The pain is only when I chew on food, it doesn't hurt to bite down on it normally. It has some temperature sensitivity, but minimal.
Edited by NikonMama - 3/4/11 at 8:37pm