A 34-year-old member asked:
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can a filling on the bottom tooth cause pain to the tooth next to it?

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Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: You might be getting referred pain. Or your senses may be just off of one tooth. If the filling was done recently it is possible you have a high spot on the filling, . Too mane scenarios to answer...See your dentist.
Answered on Jul 4, 2012
Dr. Michael Montgomery
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Teeth adjacent to any restoration can feel like they have been treated also. The nerve for both teeth enters the brain together and the brain has difficulty discriminating which tooth has had a new filling.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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