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A 33-year-old female asked:

My tooth hurts so much after having a filling about a month ago. doesnt hurt until i bite or chew anything it a sharp pain. didnt hurt before the filling. went to see the dentist again 2weeks ago said it would go away it doesnt is this normal?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
3 possibilities: 1. Traumatic occlusion (filling is microscopically "high.") Ask Dentist to recheck. 2) Fractured tooth, and fracture spread when you bite down on it. May need Root Canal or extraction. 3) Residual infection (abscess). May need root canal or extraction. If you Dentist is unable to locate source of your pain, and that can be quite difficult, a fresh pair of eyes may be in order. See an Endodontist.
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