A 19-year-old female asked:
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filling is close to nerve. tooth settled down for about two years and the dentist said if it begins to hurt i'll need to do rct. every time i think about that the tooth hurts. other than that no pain. is it mind over natter and what to do ?

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Dr. Harleen Kaur
6 years experience Dentistry
Go for periodic exam: Hi, a filling close to nerve is ok. It would start hurting right after the filling was done ,if RCT was needed. Periodic exam is recommended every 6 months to monitor the tooth.
Answered on Jul 31, 2017
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Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Your tooth: probably has an irritated nerve. Try to avoid hard chewing and extremes of hot and cold on that side. Perhaps it will settle down. If the tooth feels like it's sticking out too far or if it starts to hurt when you drink something hot and the pain is relieved by cold air or water - it's time to see an Endodontist.
Answered on Aug 1, 2017

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