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A 36-year-old female asked:

I had a tooth filling upper rt. 5th premolar, 3 weeks ago, and went back to lower the filling 2 weeks ago, but still have pain worst when i bite on it?

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Office visit: When fillings are placed close to the nerve or are high due to anesthesia and timidity of the patient to bite firmly when numb, one may have sensitivity to the bite. Revisit your dentist to check your concern/
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Recurrent pain: Please return to your Dentist. Tooth may require additional occlusal adjustment. It may be fractured. The nerve of the tooth may be beyond conservative care. Root canal treatment may have to be considered. Please don't put this off. The sooner you see your Dentist the sooner you will get relief.

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Last updated Nov 24, 2019

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