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shooting pain in tooth even after filling. what should i do?

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Dr. Harvey Shiffman
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Nerve or fracture : If a tooth is giving you shooting pain after a filling then it is possible that there is a fracture or involvement of the nerve and you should see your dentist to have it evaluated. It is not unusual to have some sensitivity afterwards in some cases.
Answered on Jun 12, 2019
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Dr. Wayne ORoark
56 years experience Dentistry
May dissappear: Shooting pain after filling can be temporary . It may be from nothing more than the bite needs adjusting or even a contact between a gold filling and a silver filling. The more significant sympton is sensitivity to hot or cold.
Answered on Jun 12, 2019
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Get it checked: It might resolve in time, but do not wait longer than a few days before getting it checked. The tooth nerve may not be able to recover from the problem and the treatment (filling), as both are traumatic to the nerve. At your age you might have had this replaced more than once, and each time it was traumatic to the nerve. This is additive, and the nerve can only take so much. Might need root canal.
Answered on Jun 12, 2019
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Return: Return to Dentist who treated you. You may require time, antibiotic and/or anti inflammatory, bite adjustment, root canal treatment, or extraction. The treatment will be determined by the cause of your pain, which can only be determined by examination/imaging, so see your Dentist.
Answered on Jun 23, 2019

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